Debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai Marc Albrecht, conductor
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
28 January 2015, 20.30 Ravenna, Teatro Dante Alighieri 29 Janauary 2015, 21.00 Torino, L'Auditorium Rai di Torino "Arturo Toscanini" 30 January 2015, 20.30 Torino, L'Auditorium Rai di Torino "Arturo Toscanini"
Simone Lamsma playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE under Maestro Carlos Kalmar. A live recording of 5 December 2014, from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
Simone Lamsma stuns in Cleveland and Chicago Symphony debuts:
"Even so, it was violinist Simone Lamsma, playing Britten, who must be said to have captured the spotlight..... So polished, expressive and intense was her performance.....the score's technical hurdles barely seemed to faze Lamsma. Rather, she cleared them easily by focusing on the high-running emotions behind them, channeling their power to flood the listener with spectral, blazing sound.....May Lamsma and the Britten be heard here again.” (Cleveland Orchestra – Vladimir Jurowski – Britten) Cleveland.com, Zachary Lewis May 30th 2014
“…..absolutely stunning performance by the excellent Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma….. Lamsma, who was making her CSO debut, seized on the work's angular rhythmic drive as commandingly as she did its lyrical intensity. Her tone remained piercingly beautiful even as she tore through the virtuosic gymnastics of the spiky central Vivace. But it was in the troubled Passacaglia finale where her deep feeling for the anxieties that lie beyond the notes sealed her success…..” (Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Jaap van Zweden – Britten) Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein June 6 2014
"She’s not only a technical wizard, but plays with the kind of artistry and maturity that makes one wonder if she started playing before she was born.” (Cincinnati Symphony – Carlos Kalmar – Britten) Cincinnati Enquirer, Janelle Gelfand
“.....One got the impression that they (Lamsma and van Zweden) had collaborated closely on the interpretation of Sibelius’ concerto, and the result was nothing less than stunning.....” (San Francisco Symphony – Jaap van Zweden – Sibelius) Examiner, Stephen Smoliar
“.....Lamsma, 26, possesses a distinct voice.....” (Utah Symphony – Thierry Fischer – Mendelssohn) The Salt Lake Tribune, Catherine Reese Newton
“Simone Lamsma lieferte eine nicht nur virtuose, sondern ausgesprochen seelenvolle Interpretation und versäumte es nicht, die zuweilen recht kauzige Urwüchsigkeit von Brahms auszuloten.” (hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt – Iliych Rivas – Brahms) Frankfurter Neue Presse, Gerhart Matthias
“.....Powerful in control, the young Dutch violinist drew silvery meticulousness and burnished tone out of the Stradivarius she has on loan (the "ex-Chanot-Chardon", 1718), but it was her sense of line and phrase that held her audience spellbound.....” (Bournemouth Symphony – Kirill Karabits – Beethoven) The Guardian – The Observer, Fiona Maddocks
“Publiek juicht voor Simone Lamsma” “.....Goddelijk gestreken cantilenen gaven de langzame delen een magische glans.....” (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Marek Janowski – Shostakovich 1) De Telegraaf, Thiemo Wind