Simone Lamsma

The New York Philharmonic

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Simone Lamsma by Otto van den Toorn

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma has an extensive repertoire of more than 60 violin concertos. In recent seasons she has performed with orchestras including the Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, National, Antwerp, RTVE, and São Paulo symphony orchestras; Rotterdam, BBC, Netherlands Radio, Frankfurt Radio, Royal Stockholm, Seoul, and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras; and The Cleveland Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI.

Current and future season highlights include debuts with the New York Philharmonic; Detroit, Pittsburgh, Sydney, Houston, San Diego, and MDR Leipzig Radio symphony orchestras; and the Oslo Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, and Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. She returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic at the Royal Concertgebouw, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the RTE National, Oregon, Bournemouth, Cincinnati, and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras. In addition to her close collaboration with Jaap van Zweden, Ms. Lamsma has worked with eminent conductors including Marc Albrecht, Jiří Bělohlávek, Andrew Davis, Stéphane Denève, Carlos Kalmar, Lawrence Foster, Fabien Gabel, James Gaffigan, Vladimir Jurowski, Hannu Lintu, Neville Marriner, Juanjo Mena, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, François-Xavier Roth, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Robert Trevino, Edo de Waart, Omer Meir Wellber, and Mark Wigglesworth.

Simone Lamsma’s recent recital appearances include her debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2017 with pianist Robert Kulek. In May 2018 she was invited by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to perform during their official state visit to Luxembourg. Her most recent recording — featuring Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto and Sofia Gubaidulina’s In Tempus praesens with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw — was released on Challenge Classics in 2017.

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

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