New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Britten – Violin Concerto
Simone Lamsma…..made a brilliant Philharmonic debut in Britten’s Violin Concerto.
…..Ms. Lamsma, who first worked with her countryman Mr. van Zweden in 2007, played splendidly, with crisp clarity and brightly radiant sound, conveying both the rhapsodic fervor and intriguing pensiveness of the music…..
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Korngold – Violin Concerto
…..Korngold’s Violin Concerto from Simone Lamsma is delivered with extraordinary deftness and depth…..
…..this performance was the most impressive one I’ve ever heard – on recordings or in the concert hall – an amazing artistic feat…..
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Shelley, conductor
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Simone Lamsma review: A thoughtful, impeccable performance
Simone Lamsma played Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61 with rewarding musical thoughtfulness and impeccable instrumental accomplishment, making her violin radiate with a sound of rich sweetness and golden colour…..
…..Despite its justified popularity, this concerto has enduring challenges for performers in balancing logic of tempo, seriousness of utterance and flexibility of expression.
This performance charted a deft path through them to create an experience of substance, beauty and joy…..”