French première of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto

On 4 March 2016 Simone Lamsma will perform the French première of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre national de Lyon and Maestro Olari Elts, with only one week notice, stepping in for the originally scheduled soloist.
The concert will take place in the Auditorium in Lyon at 20.00, in the presence of the composer.

New album out now!

Mendelssohn – Janáček – Schumann
Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Simone Lamsma, violin
Robert Kulek, piano

Challenge Classics

Release dates:
1 October 2015 – BeNeLux
23 October 2015 – UK
6 November 2015 – Continental Europe
January 2016 – USA

To read the press release please click here

US Summer Festivals

This summer, Simone Lamsma will be performing at 3 prestigious US summer festivals, dates are as follows:

20 June 2015 – Mainly Mozart Festival San Diego
Beethoven Violin Concerto with
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Michael Francis

9 July 2015 – Shippensburg Festival
Sibelius Violin Concerto with
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra and Robert Trevino

15 August 2015 – Blossom Music Festival
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with
The Cleveland Orchestra and James Feddeck

Ulster Orchestra

On Friday 15 May 2015 Simone Lamsma will make her debut with the Ulster Orchestra, replacing the originally scheduled soloist, and will be performing Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto under Maestro Rafael Payare.
The concert will take place at Ulster Hall, Belfast at 19.45.

New video

Simone Lamsma playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE under Maestro Carlos Kalmar. A live recording of 5 December 2014, from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
video link

22 December 2014 at 20.30 on Dutch TV station RTL4: The final episode of “Het Orkest van Nederland”

Through a process of auditions and workshops, 65 amateur musicians were selected to form “Het Orkest van Nederland”. This newly formed orchestra will give a one-off concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 22 December 2014, broadcast live on TV station RTL4. Simone was one of the jury members during the process to choose the musicians of the orchestra, other jury members were Jan Willem de Vriend, Tania Kross, Wibi Soerjadi and Ronald Molendijk.

Simone Lamsma steps in with BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

On 25 October Simone Lamsma will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaunjo Meno at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, replacing Renaud Capucon. This marks Simone’s debut with the BBC Philharmonic.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30, to listen online please follow this link.

New Zealand tour

From 8-15 August 2014 Simone Lamsma will be touring New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart. She will perform Mozart Violin Concerto no.4 in Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland.

Simone Lamsma makes “stunning” Cleveland and Chicago debuts

Simone Lamsma triumphed in Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski and Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden. The concerts were received with great enthusiasm of the press and audience, to read more about it please visit this page.

Chicago Symphony debut

Simone Lamsma will make her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra coming week performing the Britten Violin Concerto in 4 concerts at the Chicago Symphony Center from 5-8 June 2014 under Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

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Cleveland Orchestra debut

This week Simone will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut, replacing an indisposed Janine Jansen. Simone will perform Britten’s Violin Concerto under Maestro Vladimir Jurowski in concerts on 29 and 31 May at Severance Hall.