On 13 and 14 September 2019 Simone enthused audiences in Amsterdam and Dortmund performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Elim Chan, during the orchestra’s Opening Night gala at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the season opening of Konzerthaus Dortmund, stepping in for Janine Jansen on short notice.
The concert on 13 September was broadcast live on Mezzo tv and Netherlands Radio 4, available now to relisten here.
Simone has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, an honour limited to 300 former Academy students, and awarded to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession.
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New York Times : “…..brilliant debut…..”
New Criterion: “…..I have never heard the piece better represented…..”
“…..Lamsma is obviously a higher kind of professional…..”
Press-Music.com : ”….. It was clear that the piece had become a part of her, and that with her playing, she was sharing her own heart through the music…..”
Classical Source: “…..stunning…..”
Oberon’s Grove : “…..one of the most exciting concerts in recent memory…..”
“…..Hopefully, the Maestro has had a contract drawn up to bring Ms. Lamsma back…season after season…..”
Bachtrack: “…..Lamsma is not a household name here in America but her deep sense of commitment…..may well make her one…..”
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