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 of over 60 violin concertos, Simone’s recent seasons have seen her perform with many of the world’s leading orchestras.
Notable recent highlights include performances with the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, National Symphony Washington, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Hong Kong Philharmonic a.o.
Highlights for the 17/18 and 18/19 season include debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, MDR Leipzig, Basque National Orchestra, Sydney Symphony.
Past seasons also marked several premières of new works by
Simone, among which the world première of a violin concerto by Matijs de Roo at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and a successful performance of the French première of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre National de Lyon.
Stand-out recent festival appearances include her return to the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Festival in 2015, debuts during the Enescu Festival with Les Siècles under François–Xavier Roth, and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.
Besides her close collaboration with Jaap van Zweden, Simone has worked many other eminent conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Neville Marriner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrew Davis, Jiří Bělohlávek, Edo de Waart, Hannu Lintu, Lawrence Foster, Robert Trevino, François-Xavier Roth.
A dedicated chamber musician, recent recital appearances include Simone’s highly anticipated debuts in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2017 with pianist Robert Kulek.
Simone studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Professor Hu Kun, and she continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Hu Kun and Professor Maurice Hasson.
Simone plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.