The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma.
Review hr-audio – Adrian Quanjer
“…..The star of Simone Lamsma has risen with such a remarkable speed that she, only 32 years young, now firmly ranks amongst the top echelon of violinists of our time. This recording proves it beyond any shade of doubt…..”
“…..This is a deeply moving account which has to be heard to be believed…..” (Shostakovich)
Review Opus Klassiek – Siebe Riedstra
“…..Ik sluit me van harte aan bij Jaap van Zweden, die ik Simone Lamsma de grootste violiste van nu heb horen noemen…..”
The CD will be be released in the US on 5 May 2017
On Saturday 8 April 2017 Simone Lamsma will give the world première of a new violin concerto ‘And the Centuries Surround Me with Fire’ by Matijs de Roo, commissioned by the ‘ZaterdagMatinee’, and written for Simone Lamsma.
The premiére will take place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the read more…
On 30 March 2017 Simone Lamsma will give her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall with pianist Robert Kulek. Their programme will consist of works by Prokofiev and Strauss, as well as the world première of a new sonata by James MacMillan (commissioned by Carnegie Hall).
Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No.1
Gubaidulina – ‘In tempus praesens’
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan/Reinbert de Leeuw
Challenge Records International
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
In March 2017 Simone Lamsma will make her official recital debuts at Wigmore Hall (12 March) and Carnegie Weill Hall (30 March) with pianist Robert Kulek.
On 2, 3, and 4 March, Simone Lamsma made her highly succesful debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington under Mark Wigglesworth performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1.
Read the review in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette here:
“…..a violinist with a rich, throaty tone to draw the singing heart out of Shostakovich’s first violin concerto…..”
February 2017 marks Simone Lamsma’s Japanese debut.
On 4 and 5 February she will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under Silvain Cambreling, and on 8 and 10 February she will perform in recital with pianist Yurie Miura.
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Simone Lamsma starts the New Year with a tour to the US and Canada.
She will return to the San Francisco Symphony and NU Chicago Winter Chamber Music Festival, as well as make debuts with the Vancouver Symphony and NAC Orchestra in Ottawa.
14, 15, 16 January 2017
Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1
Simone Lamsma and Robert Kulek have received a nomination for the Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2016 for their recording of sonatas by Mendelssohn, Janáček and Schumann.
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
South Netherlands Philharmonic
Per-Otto Johansson, conductor
On 4 March 2016 Simone Lamsma will perform the French première of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre national de Lyon and Maestro Olari Elts, with only one week notice, stepping in for the originally scheduled soloist.
The concert will take place in the Auditorium in Lyon at 20.00, in the presence of the composer.
Simone Lamsma to make New York recital debut in March 2017, including world première by James MacMillan
On 30 March 2017 Simone Lamsma will be giving her New York recital debut with pianist Robert Kulek at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.
They will perform sonatas by Prokofiev and Strauss, as well as perform the world première of a new work by James MacMillan, commisioned by Carnegie Hall.