New video: C.Saint-Saëns –
Violin Concerto no.3
in B minor op.61

Les Siècles
François–Xavier Roth, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

Enescu Festival
Atheneum, Bucharest – 19 September 2017

C.Saint-Saëns –
Violin Concerto no.3 in B minor op.61
Encore: E.Ysaÿe –
Sonata no.3 op.27 ‘Ballade’

With thanks to:
the Enescu Festival and TVR
© Enescu Festival

Simone Lamsma to perform during His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima’s state visit to Luxembourg.

Simone Lamsma has been invited to join His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima on their state visit to Luxembourg from 23-25 May 2018.

In return for the hospitality of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Duchess of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg she will give a concert at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, together with members of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

More information in English and Dutch

Happy New Year

It has been a privilege and pleasure to share music with so many fantastic colleagues and wonderful audiences all over the world!
Thank you all so so much and I look forward to another year of exciting projects!

I wish you all a lot of happiness, health, music and peace in 2018!



Fanfare Magazine Want List 2017

Simone Lamsma’s disc of Concertos by Shostakovich and Gubaidulina with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw, has been included in 2017’s Want List by Robert Maxham of Fanfare Magazine.

“A reading by Simone Lamsma of Shostakovich’ First Concerto that should set a standard for the next several generations in the way David Oistrakh’s did for the last several.”

(This article originally appeared in Issue 41:2 (Nov/Dec 2017) of Fanfare Magazine)

Interview on

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is hailed for her “brilliant… polished, expressive and intense” playing. Notable recent highlights include her debut with the Chicago Symphony, described by the Chicago Tribune as “piercingly beautiful”. Primephonic had the chance to talk to her about inspiration, finding a good life-work balance and overwhelmingly positive audience responses across the world.

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Enescu Festival debut

Simone looks forward to another season of debuts and returns to wonderful orchestras and venues around the world.
Her first performance of the season marks her debut during Romania’s prestigious Enescu Festival, where she will perform Saint-Saëns 3rd Violin Concerto with Les Siècles under Maestro François-Xavier Roth on 19 September 2017, at the stunning Athenaeum in Bucharest.

Summer 2017 Festival appearances

Coming months Simone will be performing during various summer festivals in Europe and the US, starting with her debut at the prestigious Bravo! Vail Music Festival on 30 June with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Jaap van Zweden.
Further concert dates and details can be found under the ‘Concerts’ page.

Critical acclaim for Shostakovich – Gubaidulina album

Review hr-audio – Adrian Quanjer
“…..The star of Simone Lamsma has risen with such a remarkable speed that she, only 32 years young, now firmly ranks amongst the top echelon of violinists of our time. This recording proves it beyond any shade of doubt…..”
“…..This is a deeply moving account which has to be heard to be believed…..”
“…..Phenomenal….” (Gubaidulina)


Review Volkskrant – Frits van der Waa


Review Opus Klassiek – Siebe Riedstra
“…..Ik sluit me van harte aan bij Jaap van Zweden, die ik Simone Lamsma de grootste violiste van nu heb horen noemen…..”

The CD will be be released in the US on 5 May 2017

World première at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

On Saturday 8 April 2017 Simone Lamsma will give the world première of a new violin concerto ‘And the Centuries Surround Me with Fire’ by Matijs de Roo, commissioned by the ‘ZaterdagMatinee’, and written for Simone Lamsma.

The premiére will take place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the read more…

New York debut including world première at Carnegie’s Weill Hall

Carnegie Hall
On 30 March 2017 Simone Lamsma will give her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall with pianist Robert Kulek. Their programme will consist of works by Prokofiev and Strauss, as well as the world première of a new sonata by James MacMillan (commissioned by Carnegie Hall).

Out now!

Shostakovich –  Violin Concerto No.1 
Gubaidulina – ‘In tempus praesens’

Simone Lamsma
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan/Reinbert de Leeuw

Challenge Records International
Producer: Bert van der Wolf

Wigmore and Carnegie recital debuts

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In March 2017 Simone Lamsma will make her official recital debuts at Wigmore Hall (12 March) and Carnegie Weill Hall (30 March) with pianist Robert Kulek.