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.
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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
New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden
“Simone Lamsma made a brilliant Philharmonic debut in Britten’s Violin Concerto.”
“…..Ms. Lamsma, played splendidly, with crisp clarity and brightly radiant sound, conveying both the rhapsodic fervor and intriguing pensiveness of the music.”
This month marks Simone Lamsma’s debut with the New York Philharmonic, performing with Maestro Jaap van Zweden, with whom she enjoys a close collaboration.
After succesful performances together of Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Phlharmonic among others, they will re-unite to perform this work in New York.
Concerts take place at the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on 28, 29 November and 4 December.
For more details please see the official press release of the New York Philharmonic:
After their successful collaboration together at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Simone Lamsma will return to the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and Robert Trevino on tour in Bucharest, where they will perform Bruch’s First Violin Concerto during the prestigious RadiRo Festival on 19 November 2018.
François–Xavier Roth, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin
Atheneum, Bucharest – 19 September 2017
Violin Concerto no.3 in B minor op.61
Encore: E.Ysaÿe –
Sonata no.3 op.27 ‘Ballade’
With thanks to:
the Enescu Festival and TVR
© Enescu Festival
Simone Lamsma to perform during His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima’s state visit to Luxembourg.
Simone Lamsma has been invited to join His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima on their state visit to Luxembourg from 23-25 May 2018.
In return for the hospitality of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Duchess of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg she will give a concert at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, together with members of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
It has been a privilege and pleasure to share music with so many fantastic colleagues and wonderful audiences all over the world!
Thank you all so so much and I look forward to another year of exciting projects!
I wish you all a lot of happiness, health, music and peace in 2018!
Simone Lamsma’s disc of Concertos by Shostakovich and Gubaidulina with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw, has been included in 2017’s Want List by Robert Maxham of Fanfare Magazine.
“A reading by Simone Lamsma of Shostakovich’ First Concerto that should set a standard for the next several generations in the way David Oistrakh’s did for the last several.”
(This article originally appeared in Issue 41:2 (Nov/Dec 2017) of Fanfare Magazine)
Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is hailed for her “brilliant… polished, expressive and intense” playing. Notable recent highlights include her debut with the Chicago Symphony, described by the Chicago Tribune as “piercingly beautiful”. Primephonic had the chance to talk to her about inspiration, finding a good life-work balance and overwhelmingly positive audience responses across the world.