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!
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)
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.
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.
Simone Lamsma wowed audiences in her Bravo! Vail debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
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.
The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma.
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…..” (Shostakovich)
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
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…
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).
Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No.1
Gubaidulina – ‘In tempus praesens’
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan/Reinbert de Leeuw
Challenge Records International
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
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.
On 2, 3, and 4 March, Simone Lamsma made her highly succesful debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington under Mark Wigglesworth performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1.
Read the review in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette here:
“…..a violinist with a rich, throaty tone to draw the singing heart out of Shostakovich’s first violin concerto…..”
February 2017 marks Simone Lamsma’s Japanese debut.
On 4 and 5 February she will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under Silvain Cambreling, and on 8 and 10 February she will perform in recital with pianist Yurie Miura.
Solea Management signs Simone Lamsma for General Management