New album out now!

New album out now!

Mendelssohn – Janáček – Schumann
Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Simone Lamsma, violin
Robert Kulek, piano

Challenge Classics

Release dates:
1 October 2015 – BeNeLux
23 October 2015 – UK
6 November 2015 – Continental Europe
January 2016 – USA

To read the press release please click here

US Summer Festivals

This summer, Simone Lamsma will be performing at 3 prestigious US summer festivals, dates are as follows:

20 June 2015 – Mainly Mozart Festival San Diego
Beethoven Violin Concerto with
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Michael Francis

9 July 2015 – Shippensburg Festival
Sibelius Violin Concerto with
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra and Robert Trevino

15 August 2015 – Blossom Music Festival
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with
The Cleveland Orchestra and James Feddeck

Ulster Orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

On Friday 15 May 2015 Simone Lamsma will make her debut with the Ulster Orchestra, replacing the originally scheduled soloist, and will be performing Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto under Maestro Rafael Payare.
The concert will take place at Ulster Hall, Belfast at 19.45.

New video

Simone Lamsma playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE under Maestro Carlos Kalmar. A live recording of 5 December 2014, from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
video link

22 December 2014 at 20.30 on Dutch TV station RTL4: The final episode of “Het Orkest van Nederland”

Through a process of auditions and workshops, 65 amateur musicians were selected to form “Het Orkest van Nederland”. This newly formed orchestra will give a one-off concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 22 December 2014, broadcast live on TV station RTL4. Simone was one of the jury members during the process to choose the musicians of the orchestra, other jury members were Jan Willem de Vriend, Tania Kross, Wibi Soerjadi and Ronald Molendijk.

Simone Lamsma steps in with BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena

On 25 October Simone Lamsma will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaunjo Meno at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, replacing Renaud Capucon. This marks Simone’s debut with the BBC Philharmonic.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30, to listen online please follow this link.

New Zealand tour

From 8-15 August 2014 Simone Lamsma will be touring New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart. She will perform Mozart Violin Concerto no.4 in Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland.

Simone Lamsma makes “stunning” Cleveland and Chicago debuts

Simone Lamsma triumphed in Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski and Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden. The concerts were received with great enthusiasm of the press and audience, to read more about it please visit this page.

Chicago Symphony debut

Simone Lamsma will make her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra coming week performing the Britten Violin Concerto in 4 concerts at the Chicago Symphony Center from 5-8 June 2014 under Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

For more details please visit:

Cleveland Orchestra debut

This week Simone will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut, replacing an indisposed Janine Jansen. Simone will perform Britten’s Violin Concerto under Maestro Vladimir Jurowski in concerts on 29 and 31 May at Severance Hall.

BBC ‘In Tune’

On 6 May from 4.30-6.00 Simone will be guest on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Suzy Klein. She will talk and perform live in the studio. To listen live online please click here.

Hong Kong/China tour

From 20 February Simone will embark on a 3-week tour to Hong Kong and China.
Coming week she will collaborate with the Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a gala concert on 23 February at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. After that, Simone be the soloist on the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour to China. She will perform Beethoven Violin Concerto with Jaap van Zweden in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou.

For details please see:

Baptist University Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert 2014 announcement

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra China tour announcement

Great success in Manchester with the Hallé Orchestra

Simone’s performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra under Nikolaj Znaider were received with great enthusiasm by the Bridgewater Hall audience and critics. Some quotes:

“Mature and Persuasive Playing from Simone Lamsma”
(Michael Cookson – Seen and Heard International)

“Rising star is simply sensational”
(Marina Berry – Oldham Chronicle)

To read full reviews please see the ‘press’ page.

China tour with Hong Kong Philharmonic

In March 2014 Simone will be embarking on a tour of China with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under their chief conductor Jaap van Zweden. She’ll be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou.