LSO, Gianandrea Noseda, Simone Lamsma, Tchaikovsky
10 April 2022, Barbican Hall, London
Bachtrack – Alexander Hall
“It is a long time since I have heard such a confident statement of personality in this work…”
“The magic was there from the start…”
Seen and Heard International – Keith McDonnell
“Warmth, vitality, and energy suffused her playing…”
“Indeed it is rare that both the soloist and orchestra inexorably breathe as one, yet this musical chemistry was evident between both throughout…”
Photo credits LSO – Andy Paradise
Works for Violin and Orchestra
Together with Robert Trevino and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Simone Lamsma releases a disc of late works by Rautavaara, including 2 world premières, on the Ondine label.
On 24, 25 and 26 March 2022, Simone Lamsma made her successful debut with the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano playing Britten Violin Concerto in Rome.
Photo credits: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
On 19 September 2021 Simone Lamsma will perform during the opening of the Holocaust Memorial of Names in Amsterdam.
The monument will be unveiled by HRH King Willem-Alexander and Jacques Grishaver, chairman of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee, and the programme will be broadcast live on Dutch National television NPO1 .
Simone adds another residency to her 2021/2022 season, as Artist in Residence with the Residentie Orkest, the new cultural center Amare, and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
She will be performing multiple projects with the Residentie Orkest, as well as perform a recital to include a world première by Thomas Larcher, and work with students at the Royal Conservatory.
From the 2021/2022 season Simone Lamsma will be Artist in Residence and part of the Creative Alliance of the Oregon Symphony for a period of 3 seasons.
Besides concert projects with the Oregon Symphony orchestra, she will be involved in musical projects throughout the community of Oregon.
Simone’s next visit to the Oregon Symphony will be in January 2022, where she will perform Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 under Maestro Jun Märkl.
Simone Lamsma and Boris Biltburg perform Beethoven Sonata no.6 in an empty Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as part of the Concertgebouw and Concertgebouw Orchestra’s joint Beethoven Online Festival.
On 14 October at 8PM (BST), Simone Lamsma’s live performance of Nielsen’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds will be streamed online via Marquee TV.
From 11-13 September 2020 Simone Lamsma made her highly successful Berlin debut in 4 concerts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Maestro Juraj Valcuha and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Simone Lamsma opens 2020 with a return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, performing Britten’s Violin Concerto on 10 and 11 January 2020 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
During the past month, Simone toured South America with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under Maestro Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Maestro Kent Nagano.
She performed multiple concerts to great acclaim at the Sala São Paulo, as well as at Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janerio, Centro de las Artes in Santiago, culminating at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
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.
Photo copyright Frances Marshall
Photo copyright © Daniela Testa
Last month marked an extensive tour through Australia, where Simone made her debut with the Sydney Symphony and Adelaide Symphony, and returned to the Tasmanian Symphony, as well as performed a solo recital at Recitals Australia.
Her performances were met with great acclaim across the country.
Sydney Morning Herald:
“A thoughtful, impeccable performance”
“A superlative performance…..”
“Illuminating, focused display by rising stars”
The Daily Telegraph:
“Virtuoso Simone Lamsma gives SSO fans a Dutch treat”
“An all-too-rare perfect recital given by a formidable musician”
More reviews can be found on the Press page
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…..”
To read the full reviews please visit the Press page