Internationally acclaimed soprano Chen Reiss founds the new musical association Sourire Music in collaboration with the Parisian hôtel particulier Sourire de Passy.  The association is dedicated to supporting and promoting classical musicians at the start of their career by providing them with training, guidance, and a performance platform. These opportunities will help talented young artists to bridge the gap between their formal music education and professional career.
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 Masterclass with violonist Bomsori KIM

Venue: Sourire Boutique Hôtel – Sourire de Passy, 29 rue des Marronniers, 75016 Paris, France

Date: Saturday, September 30th at 10:30am


Sourire Music is delighted to announce next Masterclass with internationnally acclaimed violonist Bomsori KIM.


Bomsori KIM

“This violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori is adept at making each moment her own” -Crescendo Magazine

In February 2021, Bomsori signed in Berlin the exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label.

Bomsori’s upcoming 2023/24 season is packed with exciting highlights, including her debut performances at the BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She will also be on tour with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and Paavo Järvi and will make debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the Pittsburgh Symphony and James Gaffigan, and the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and Krzysztof Urbanski. Furthermore, Bomsori will make her Concertgebouw debut with the Residentie Orkest, Vienna Konzerthaus debut with Vienna Symphony and Ha-na Chang and return to  the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony. She will also embark on tours with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Asia and the Festival Strings Lucerne in Germany, where she will make her debut at the Elbphilharmonie.

Looking back at her 2022/23 season, Bomsori had many highlights as well. She toured with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahav Shani, performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, and debuted with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Bomsori also returned to perform with the Danish National Symphony under the direction of Fabio Luisi and the San Francisco Symphony in a recital. She made appearances in Germany with the Basel Chamber Orchestra in Stuttgart and Freiburg, as well as with the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Munich.

In 2022  Bomsori performed Bruch’s Concerto No.1 at the “Concerts in the Parks” in New York and at Bravo! Vail Festival with the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden.

Bomsori was the Focus Artist of the Rheingau Musik Festival 2021 and in the same year began a 5-year residency at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival as Menuhin’s Heritage Artist.




With “immaculately produced and enticing tone matched by superb musicianship” (Opera News, USA), soprano Chen Reiss is a regular guest with major institutions including the Vienna State Opera, Teatro Alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, the Israel and Munich Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, as well as at Vienna’s Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

She counts among her collaborators such conductors as Semyon Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, Lahav Shani, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

Her operatic repertoire includes Mozart and Handel heroines, Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Zdenka (Arabella), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen. Her concert repertoire spans from Bach and Haydn, through Rossini and Mahler, to Berg and Strauss.

She has recorded widely from Cimarosa and Salieri to Fauré, Mahler, Stravinsky and Lehar, and in 2020 releases an album of rare Beethoven arias and songs. In 2014 Reiss was invited to sing for Pope Francis during the Christmas Mass, which was broadcast worldwide.

With the Vienna Philharmonic she was the guest soloist at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and with the Orchestre National de France she took part in the 2019 Bastille Day ‘Concert de Paris’, televised live from Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower. Accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, she sang the soundtrack to “Perfume: the Story of a Murderer”. Chen has been giving Masterclasses regularly since 2014 in the UK, Germany, Israel and more.



  • Masterclass with Chen Reiss: February 2-4th
  • Masterclass with Hilary Hahn: April 22nd
  • Masterclass with Bomsori Kim: September 30th
  • Masterclass with Chen Reiss: date to be confirmed
  • Further events to be announced


  • First Masterclass Concert: February 4th at 8.30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert (Artists: Chen Reiss and Nico de Villiers, with emerging Clarinetist and Violinist from Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester): March 26th at 4.30 PM
  • Fundraising Concert (Artist: Pianist Guillaume Sigier): June 3rd at 8 PM
  • Masterclass Concert: November (date to be confirmed)


French music critic and journalist at ResMusica and AltaMusica Vincent Guillemin wrote an article on last Concert at Sourire Music:

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French journalist at Music & Opera wrote an article on last March 26th Concert at Sourire Music:

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Last Events at Sourire Music

February 4th Concert given by Chen Reiss soprano and her students after 3 days of Masterclass

March 26th Concert given by soprano Chen Reiss and pianist Nico De Villiers with 2 student of Royal Northen College of Music 

April 22nd Masterclass with violonist Hilary Hahn