Simone Lamsma, violin

Hailed for her “brilliant... polished, expressive and intense” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and “absolutely stunning” (Chicago Tribune) playing, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is respected by critics, peers and audiences as one of classical music’s most striking and captivating musical personalities. With an extensive repertoire, Simone’s recent seasons have seen her perform with many of the world’s leading orchestras.

Notable recent highlights include her debut with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony under Jaap van Zweden, her return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in both season opening gala concerts as well as subscription concerts, and tours with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Other recent engagements included the Cleveland Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, MDR Sinfonie Orchester Leipzig, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester, Finnish Radio Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Les Siécles, Hallé Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Future engagements include debuts with LA Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchester, Helsinki Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Cincinnati Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Houston Symphony, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

Besides her close collaboration with Jaap van Zweden, Simone has worked with many other eminent conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, François-Xavier Roth, Omer Meir-Wellber, Edward Gardner, Mark Wigglesworth, Kent Nagano, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Mark Elder, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, James Gaffigan, Sir Andrew Davis, Robert Trevino, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Jiří Bělohlávek, Carlos Kalmar, Stéphane Denève, Hannu Lintu, Karina Canellakis, Simone Young, Elim Chan, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Fabien Gabel, and Andris Poga.

In addition to her many international prizes and distinctions, Simone was awarded the national Dutch VSCD Classical Music Prize in the category ‘New Generation Musicians’ in 2010, awarded by the Association of Dutch Theatres and Concert Halls to artists that have made remarkable and valuable contributions to the Dutch classical music scene.

Simone plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.


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