Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Britten – Violin Concerto
Zachary Lewis - www.cleveland.com
…..So polished, expressive and intense was her performance…..Considerable though they were, the score’s technical hurdles barely seemed to faze Lamsma. Rather, she cleared them easily by focusing on the high-running emotions behind them, channeling their power to flood the listener with spectral, blazing sound…..May Lamsma and the Britten be heard here again…..
30 May 2014
San Francisco Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
SIbelius – Violin Concerto
Stephen Smoliar - San Francisco Examiner
…..the result was nothing less than stunning…..
…..by the time they had both come to the coda of the final movement, there was an edge-of-the-seat excitement that pervaded the execution, no matter how familiar any listener may have been with the score…..
13 February 2014
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Garrett Harris - San Diego Reader
…..Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma played her part almost as if she were outside herself. She appeared to be engaged with Beethoven on a level we seldom encounter.
…..it was apparent that Beethoven’s music was coming through her in a pure state…..
22 June 2015