"Lamsma made a great impression, with here meaty, romantic tone, not afraid of a glissando more or less."De Volkskrant, 03-8-2016
Hailed by critics and audiences for her, “brilliant... polished, expressive and intense,” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and “absolutely stunning,” (Chicago Tribune) playing, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is respected as one of classical music’s most thrilling young stars.
Ms Lamsma performs with leading orchestras around the world including the Royal Concertgebouw, Cleveland and The Hallé orchestras; Chicago, BBC, Frankfurt Radio, Cincinnati, London, Finnish Radio and New Zealand symphony orchestras; San Francisco, Lucerne, Dallas and St Louis symphonies; London, Royal Liverpool, Rotterdam, Netherlands Radio, Hong Kong and Seoul Philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
She works with eminent conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Jiří Bělohlávek, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James Gaffigan, Sir Andrew Davis, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Marek Janowski, Kirill Karabits and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
She enjoys a regular collaboration with Maestro Jaap van Zweden, who considers her one of the leading violinists in the world. An acclaimed recitalist, Ms Lamsma’s has recently performed on tour throughout Italy, the UK, US and The Netherlands.
An avid chamber musician, her collaborations include projects with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alessio Bax; as part of the Verbier Festival at Germany’s Schloss Elmau with clarinettist Martin Fröst, violist Lawrence Power, pianist Denis Kozhukin and cellist Jakob Koranyi; and at Amsterdam’s IJ-salon with pianist Emmanuel Ax and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Simone Lamsma began studying the violin at age 5 before moving to the UK at age 11 to study with Professor Hu Kun at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with Professor Hu Kun and Professor Maurice Hasson, where she graduated with first class honours and several prestigious awards. Ms Lamsma is the recipient of numerous national and international honours including the 2010 Dutch VSCD Classical Music Prize as a New Generation Musician; has performed in the presence of HRH Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands as part of the nationally broadcast 2011 Queen’s Day Concert with the Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic; and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 in recognition of her significant and distinguished contributions to her field.
Ms Lamsma plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.
Lamsma made a great impression, with here meaty, romantic tone, not afraid of a glissando more or less.
De Volkskrant, 03-8-2016
NRCWEEKEND - 7 & 8 May
["]..Delicious chamber music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Janacek. The album is like a journey through the romance with Ms Lamsma topvioliste as inspiring guide."
NRC Handelsblad, 21-12-2015
["] .. The latest CD of Simone Lamsma once again proved its exceptional qualities. She can not be too carried away by the emotion of the moment, could play as easily colorful as virtuoso, basically works in one part with one pace and controlled the grand gesture as much as the almost inconspicuous change. The effect on the repertoire is very enjoyable."
"The surround recording from Challenge Classics stands out due to especially brilliant and powerful interpretations and a finely coordinated dialogue between the instruments. This is perfect harmony."
["].. Lamsma and her Latvian-American pianist Robert Kulek,who livesin the Netherlands, prove in united efforts their mastery give the music all they have got, keeping the overview and nowhere becoming sentimental."
Klassieke Zaken, 01-12-2015
["].. Lamsma is an extremely talented violinist, with impressive technology and a great poetic power. ... Her game has a naturalness in perfection and control which make you forget the efforts of the musician. This could result for the listener full concentration on the music. "
Friesch Dagblad, 19-11-2015
5 paged article!
AVROTROS website, 02-11-2015
Radio 4 Cd of the Week
Radio 4 CD van de Week, 26-10-2015
["]..The resilience is heartwarming and every note will get a clear interpretation."
["]..We have here the debut recording of the Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma. One doesn’t need to listen long to become totally convinced that we have here another top class violinist from The Netherlands."
HR audio, 06-10-2015
[''].. She's simply "An example of musical honesty and superior taste." "
Klassieke Zaken, 01-10-2015
Klassieke Zaken, 01-10-2015
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De Volkskrant, 17-9-2015