With an extensive repertoire of more than 60 violin concertos, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI; Royal Stockholm, Netherlands Radio, Rotterdam, BBC, Seoul, and Hong Kong philharmonic orchestras; and the Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, National, Antwerp, Frankfurt Radio, RTVE, and Sao Paulo symphony orchestras.
In the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons she makes debuts with the New York and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Sydney, and MDR Leipzig Radio symphony orchestras, and returns to the Warsaw, Netherlands Radio, and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, as well as the RTE National, Bournemouth, Oregon, Cincinnati, and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras.
Ms. Lamsma gave the World Premiere of Matijs de Roo’s Violin Concerto at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and the French Premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre national de Lyon. A dedicated chamber musician, her recent recital appearances include highly anticipated debuts in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2017 with pianist Robert Kulek. Highlights of her recent festival appearances include her return to the Blossom Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra in 2015, and her debuts during the Enescu Festival with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth, Bravo! Vail with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
Ms. Lamsma received acclaim for her most recent recording, released in 2017 on the Challenge Classics label, featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sofia Gubaidulina’s In Tempus praesens with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, led by James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw.
Simone Lamsma plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.
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