World première – Wantenaar Violin Concerto

On 24 September Simone Lamsma will give the world première performance of a violin concerto written for her by Mathilde Wantenaar, with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Karina Canellakis.
The work was commissioned by the NTR ZaterdagMatinee, and will be premiered during this prestigious series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Great success with the London Symphony Orchestra

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.

Holocaust Memorial of Names

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 .

Artist in Residence: Residentie Orkest, Amare and Royal Conservatory the Hague 2021/2022

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.

Artist in Residence Oregon Symphony

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.

Beethoven Sessions Concertgebouw

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.

Berlin debut

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.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden

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.

South America tour

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.

Simone Lamsma opens Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 19/20 season

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.

Australia tour –
Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania

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”

Limelight Magazine:
“A superlative performance…..”

The Australian:
“Illuminating, focused display by rising stars”

The Daily Telegraph:
“Virtuoso Simone Lamsma gives SSO fans a Dutch treat”

Limelight Magazine:
“An all-too-rare perfect recital given by a formidable musician”

More reviews can be found on the Press page