Japan tour

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.

US/Canada tour – January 2017

Simone Lamsma starts the New Year with a tour to the US and Canada.
She will return to the San Francisco Symphony and NU Chicago Winter Chamber Music Festival, as well as make debuts with the Vancouver Symphony and NAC Orchestra in Ottawa.

14, 15, 16 January 2017
Vancouver Symphony
Otto Tausk
Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1
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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.
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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.