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Simone Lamsma to make New York recital debut in March 2017, including world première by James MacMillan
January 2016 

On 30 March 2017 Simone Lamsma will be giving her New York recital debut with pianist Robert Kulek at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.
They will perform sonatas by Prokofiev and Strauss, as well as perform the world première of a new work by James MacMillan, commisioned by Carnegie Hall.

Radio 4 CD of the Week!
26 October 2015

During the week starting 26 October 2015, Simone Lamsma and Robert Kulek’s new album of sonatas by Mendelssohn, Janáček and Schumann is CD of the Week on Dutch Radio 4.

New album out now!
October 2015

Mendelssohn – Janáček - Schumann
Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Simone Lamsma, violin
Robert Kulek, piano

Challenge Classics

Release dates:
1 October 2015 – BeNeLux
23 October 2015 - UK
6 November 2015 – Continental Europe
January 2016 - USA

To read the press release please click here

US Summer Festivals
June 2015

This summer, Simone Lamsma will be performing at 3 prestigious US summer festivals, dates are as follows:

20 June 2015 – Mainly Mozart Festival San Diego
Beethoven Violin Concerto with
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Michael Francis

9 July 2015 – Shippensburg Festival
Sibelius Violin Concerto with
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra and Robert Trevino

15 August 2015 – Blossom Music Festival
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with
The Cleveland Orchestra and James Feddeck

Ulster Orchestra
12 May 2015

On Friday 15 May 2015 Simone Lamsma will make her debut with the Ulster Orchestra, replacing the originally scheduled soloist, and will be performing Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto under Maestro Rafael Payare.
The concert will take place at Ulster Hall, Belfast at 19.45.

New video
January 2015

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.

22 December 2014 at 20.30 on Dutch TV station RTL4:
The final episode of “Het Orkest van Nederland”

Through a process of auditions and workshops, 65 amateur musicians were selected to form “Het Orkest van Nederland”. This newly formed orchestra will give a one-off concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 22 December 2014, broadcast live on TV station RTL4. Simone was one of the jury members during the process to choose the musicians of the orchestra, other jury members were Jan Willem de Vriend, Tania Kross, Wibi Soerjadi and Ronald Molendijk.

Simone Lamsma Joins Jury of RTL4’s Het Orkest Van Nederland
24 November 2014

Photo courtesy of RTL4

Simone Lamsma steps in with BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena
24 October 2014

On 25 October Simone Lamsma will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaunjo Meno at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, replacing Renaud Capucon. This marks Simone’s debut with the BBC Philharmonic.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30, to listen online please follow the following link:

New Zealand tour
August 2014

From 8-15 August 2014 Simone Lamsma will be touring New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart. She will perform Mozart Violin Concerto no.4 in Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland. For more info please visit:

Simone Lamsma makes “stunning” Cleveland and Chicago debuts
June 2014

Simone Lamsma triumphed in Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Cleveland
Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski and Chicago Symphony Orchestra under
Jaap van Zweden. The concerts were received with great enthusiasm of the
press and audience, to read more about it please visit:

Chicago Symphony debut

2 June 2014

Simone Lamsma wlll make her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra coming week performing the Britten Violin Concerto in 4 concerts at the Chicago Symphony Center from 5-8 June 2014 under Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

For more details please visit:

Cleveland Orchestra debut
28 May 2014 

This week Simone will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut, replacing an indisposed Janine Jansen. Simone will perform Britten’s Violin Concerto under Maestro Vladimir Jurowski in concerts on 29 and 31 May at Severance Hall.

For more details please visit

BBC ‘In Tune’

May 2014

On 6 May from 4.30-6.00 Simone will be guest on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Suzy Klein. She will talk and perform live in the studio.
To listen live online please click here.

Hong Kong/China tour
February 2014

From 20 February Simone will embark on a 3-week tour to Hong Kong and China.
Coming week she will collaborate with the Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a gala concert on 23 February at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. After that, Simone be the soloist on the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour to China. She will perform Beethoven Violin Concerto with Jaap van Zweden in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou.

For details please see:

Baptist University Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert 2014 announcement

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra China tour announcement

Great success in Manchester with the Hallé Orchestra
January 2014

Simone’s performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra under Nikolaj Znaider were received with great enthusiasm by the Bridgewater Hall audience and critics. Some quotes:

“Mature and Persuasive Playing from Simone Lamsma”
(Michael Cookson – Seen and Heard International)

“Rising star is simply sensational”
(Marina Berry – Oldham Chronicle)

To read full reviews please see the ‘reviews’ page.

China tour with Hong Kong Philharmonic

In March 2014 Simone will be embarking on a tour of China with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under their chief conductor Jaap van Zweden. She’ll be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou. 

Concert date change

Please note that Simone’s concert in De Toonzaal in Den Bosch, originally scheduled on 13 March 2014, has been rescheduled for the date of 27 March 2013 at 20.30. During this recital, Simone will perform all 6 Sonatas for violin solo by Ysaÿe.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Opening concerts of the 13/14 season with Rotterdam Philharmonic

September 2013

Coming week on 27, 28 and 29 September 2013 Simone will be returning to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Martinu’s Second Violin Concerto under Jiří Bělohlávek.

Concerts will take place in de Doelen Rotterdam (27 and 29 September) and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (26 September).
The concert in Amsterdam is part of the ‘ZaterdagMatinee’ concert series, where Simone is a frequent soloist, returning for the 5th time. This concert will be broadcast live on Saturday 26 September at 14.15 via the following link:

For full concert details please see the ‘Concerts’ page.

Short notice concert with BBC Symphony in London
16 April 2013

On 19 April 2013 Simone will perform Beethoven Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins on only a few days notice, replacing the originally scheduled soloist.
The concert will take place at 19.30 (UK time) at the Barbican in London and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Vienna debut
March 2013

On 16 March 2013 Simone made her stunning debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. She performed Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden.  

Korngold radio broadcast
March 2013

On 13 March from 19.00 Simone’s live performance of the Korngold violin concerto with Edo de Waart and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic will be broadcast on Belgian classical radio station Klara. The concert took place on 22 February in Gent.

To listen via Klara’s website please click here

Szymanowski Violin Concerto
January 2013

Simone’s live performance of Szymanowksi’s First Violin Concerto together with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Leif Segerstam from 10 January 2013 is now available to watch and listen back online via the following link:

Short notice concerts
December 2012

Simone will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner at less than 24 hours notice! 

Concert details:

Thursday 13 December 20.15
Netherlands, Utrecht, Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

Saturday 15 December 20.15
Netherlands, Eindhoven, Muziekcentrum Frits Philips  

Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

November 2012

This week Simone will be performing at the Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau, collaborating with some wonderful artists during 3 chamber music concerts. Concerts are on 26, 28 and 30 November, with works by Mozart, Glinka, Mendelssohn and Dvořák.

For more information please visit

London Philharmonic debut
September 2012

Watch back Simone’s stunning performance of Chausson’s Poème with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Fabien Gabel at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (1 September 2012)! 

Watch the video
(For the Chausson please scroll to 28.40)
The video will be available for another 14 days via the Guardian website  

Simone Lamsma, James Gaffigan and the RFO in Amsterdam!

July 2012

On Friday 6 July 2012 Simone will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor James Gaffigan at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The concert will be broadcast live on Dutch classical music station Radio 4 and is part of the ‘Robeco Zomerconcerten 2012’.  

May 2012

The heading ‘recordings’ on this website has been updated with Simone’s live performances of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto (2011), as well as a solo performance of Ysaÿe’s Sonata No.3 (2012), and a 40-minute documentary on Simone’s musical life (2010). Enjoy!    

Last minute concerts with West Australian Symphony Orchestra
19 March 2012

Coming week Simone will make her Australian debut performing the Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra under Oleg Caetani, replacing the originally scheduled soloist.
Performances will take place on 23 and 24 March 2012 at 7.30 at Perth Concert Hall. 

Vrije Geluiden
28 February 2012

On Sunday 4 March 2012 Simone will appear on the Dutch TV programme ‘Vrije Geluiden’. She will be performing works by Bach and Ysaÿe and will talk about her musical life with presenter Melchior Huurdeman.

Broadcast details:
4 March 2012, 10.30, Nederland 1
10 March 2012, 9.00, Nederland 1 (repeat) 

Debut with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
January 2012

On Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 January 2012 Simone will make her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Cornelius Meister at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She will perform Walton’s Violin Concerto, which will be a Concertgebouw Orchestra premiere. For concert details please see the ‘Concerts’ page.  

Feature on Dutch Classical Music Station Radio 4 
January 2012

The concert on 22 October 2011 (given during the ‘ZaterdagMatinee’ concert series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam) in which Simone gave the Dutch premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Second Violin Concerto ‘In Tempus Praesens’ with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Reinbert de Leeuw, has been chosen by the public as best concert of 2011 in the category ‘Contemporary Music’.

To listen to the performance please click here

This page also mentions the winners in the other 4 categories.

Message from Simone

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

This message is also to thank you so so much for all the kind messages I received over the past year, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to write to me.

Looking forward to a great 2012 full of music!

Warmest wishes,


Charity concert for Papageno Foundation

December 2011

On 22 December Simone will perform during a special event for
the Papageno Foundation, a Foundation set up by Aaltje and Jaap van Zweden which helps children with autism through specially developed programmes and therapies full of music.

The concert, of which all proceeds will go to the Papageno Foundation, is the launch of the broadening of the Foundation’s work in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, and will take place in ‘De Lawei’ in Drachten. As part of the concert with the Frisian Youth Orchestra, Simone will perform the first movement of Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto under conductor Jaap van Zweden.

Simone Lamsma gives Dutch premiere of Gubaidulina’s
‘In tempus praesens’ in the presence of Sofia Gubaidulina
at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
October 2011 

On Saturday 22 October Simone Lamsma gave, in the presence of the composer, the Dutch premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Second Violin Concerto ‘In tempus praesens’ with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Reinbert de Leeuw. The concert took place during the prestigious ‘ZaterdagMatinee’ concert series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and was part of a festival to celebrate Sofia Gubaidulina’s 80th birthday.

Simone had the honour of meeting and collaborating with Sofia Gubaidulina on the work, the composer attending both rehearsal and concert. 

Sofia Gubaidulina’s ‘In tempus praesens’ was received with enormous enthusiasm from the audience.

To listen to the performance, please click here

Simone Lamsma makes Paris debut

12 October 2011

On 13 October 2011 Simone will make her Paris concerto debut with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Maestro Jaap van Zweden, performing Bernstein’s Serenade at the Théâtre du Châtelet. The concert will start at 20.00 and will be broadcast live, to listen please click here.  

Short notice concerts with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
5 September 2011

On September 16 and 17 Simone Lamsma will be giving 3 performances of Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, replacing the originally scheduled soloist Pekka Kuusisto.

The concerts will take place in the Ordway Center in Saint Paul, US, as follows:
September 16, 2011 – 10:30 AM
September 16, 2011 – 08:00 PM
September 17, 2011 – 08:00 PM

Simone Lamsma becomes Associate of the Royal Academy of Music
May 2011

Simone Lamsma has been appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and was awarded with an ARAM certificate on Monday 9 May 2011 during a special celebration.
This honour is offered to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their particular field.

Concert for HMH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Queens Day Concert 2011
12 April 2011

Simone has been invited to perform during this year’s Queens Day Concert at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. Jaap van Zweden will conduct the Radio Chamber Orchestra with Simone Lamsma as a soloist. On the programme are two works: the famous Violin Concerto in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.

The concert will take place in the presence of HMH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, and will be broadcast on national Dutch Television on Queens Day 30 April 2011.

‘Golden Violin’ prize for Simone Lamsma
20 January 2011

On 27 January 2011, Simone will be awarded with the ‘Golden Violin’ Prize, a triennal prize given to a classical artist who has made outstanding contributions to the classical music scene of the Northern Netherlands. The prize will be officially awarded during a concert with the Northern Dutch Orchestra in Groningen, Netherlands, where Simone will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
To read the press release (in Dutch) please click here.

IJ-salon with Emanuel Ax
16 December 2010

Like last Saturday evening in Groningen, the IJ-salon concert for next Saturday in Amsterdam will include works by Locatelli, Feldman and Spohr. Special guest Emanuel Ax will join in to play Dvořák’s Quintet with Simone and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Simone Lamsma wins Dutch VSCD Classical Music Prize
11 December 2010

Last Saturday, during a concert in the Oosterpoort in Groningen (Netherlands), Simone was awarded with the national Dutch VSCD Classical Music Prize in the category ‘New Generation Musicians’. The prize is awarded by Association of Dutch Theaters and Concert Halls to artists who have made remarkable and valuable contributions to the Dutch classical music scene.

Simone Lamsma wint VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs
11 December 2010

Simone Lamsma heeft afgelopen zaterdagavond de VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs 2010 in ontvangst mogen nemen. De violiste werd tijdens een optreden in de Oosterpoort in Groningen verrast met de prijs in de categorie ‘Nieuwe generatie musici’.

Radio 4 Prize concert for Jaap van Zweden
November 2010

On 28 November 2010 Jaap van Zweden will receive the prestigious Dutch Radio 4 Prize during a special concert at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. In this concert Simone will perform the sonata for violin and piano by Richard Strauss with pianist Robert Kulek. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio 4, and will also be webcast live via the website of Radio 4. To listen and/or watch live, please click here.

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast Elgar Violin Concerto
22 November 2010

Simone’s hugely successful performance of the Elgar Violin Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under David Hill, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 tonight at 7pm (UK time). To listen please click here.

To listen back please click here.

Concerts Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
November 2010

On 19 and 21 November 2010 Simone will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Juraj Valcuha. The concert on Sunday 21 November will be broadcast live on Dutch Classical Radio Station ‘Radio 4’. To listen please click here.

Elgar Violin Concerto
November 2010

Exactly 100 years since the premiere of the work on 10 November 1910, given by Fritz Kreisler, Simone will perform the Elgar Violin Concerto in a special concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under David Hill at the Light House in Poole, UK.

The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.

ZaterdagMatinee radio broadcast
September 2010

On 11 September 2010 Simone will be performing Szymanowki’s First Violin Concerto with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Leif Segerstam in the prestigious concert series the ‘ZaterdagMatinee’ at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The concert starts at 14.15 (Dutch time) and will be broadcast live on Dutch Classical Radio Station ‘Radio 4’. To listen please click here.

Short notice concert in Auditorium of Tenerife
June 2010

On 11 June Simone Lamsma performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. She was invited by the orchestra just 2 days before the concert date to replace the originally scheduled soloist.

Simone Lamsma replaces Vadim Repin
April 2010

On 18 April Simone Lamsma gave her Brazilian recital debut with pianist Valentina Lisitsa at very short notice, replacing Vadim Repin and Itamar Golan, who were the originally scheduled artists. The recital took place in the prestigious Sala Cecilia Mereiles in Rio de Janeiro, and received an overwhelming response from the audience.

In 2011 Simone will be returning to Brazil to perform in São Paulo with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under Yan Pascal Tortelier.

April 2010

On Sunday 18 April 2010 at 13.00 a 40-minute documentary about Simone Lamsma will be broadcast on Dutch National television station Nederland 2. The documentary includes footage of rehearsals and concerts with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, a visit to London, and interviews with Simone and others.
The documentary was made by the NPS and will be broadcasted in the programme NPS Podium.

Further to the broadcast of the documentary, NPS Television will repeat the broadcast of last 7 December 2009, in which Simone Lamsma performs Shostakovich Concerto no. 1 with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Jaap van Zweden. This broadcast will take place on Monday evening 19 April 2010 on Dutch National television station Nederland 2 at 23.30.

Britten Violin Concerto broadcast
March 2010

After a hugely successful month of concerts with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic under Paul Watkins and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden performing Britten’s Violin Concerto, Simone Lamsma will now bring this stunning concerto to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, performing with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest under Jaap van Zweden during the Matinee series on Saturday 6 March.

This concert will be broadcast live on Dutch classical music station
Radio 4 on 6 March from 13.00 (Dutch time) and will be repeated on Tuesday 9 March at 20.02 (Dutch time).

To listen to the live performance on 6 and 9 March, please click here

February 2010

New publicity photos of Simone Lamsma are now available and can be downloaded in high resolution on the website of IMG Artists.

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The new photos will soon be posted on this website’s gallery.

TV Broadcast
November 2009

In October Simone Lamsma performed Shostakovich First Violin Concerto with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest under Jaap van Zweden, to great critical acclaim. This concert was part of the ‘Vrijdag van Vredenburg’ concert series in Utrecht, Netherlands.

The performance was recorded by Dutch national television for broadcast on 7 December at 23.40 (Dutch time) in the programme NPS Podium on Nederland 2.

To watch the promo, please click here

Radio broadcast
8 November 2009

On Sunday 8 November at 14.00 (Dutch time), the concert given last Friday (6 November) with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be broadcast on Dutch Classical Music Station ‘Radio 4’.
This concert was the opening of the Dutch Classical Music Week 2009.

To listen online on Sunday please click here.

Classical Music Week 2009
October 2009

The concert on 6 November 2009 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin in De Doelen in Rotterdam, is the national opening concert of the Dutch Classical Music Week 2009.

The programme will be repeated in a concert on 7 November. For further details, please see the concerts page, or visit the website of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra or the website of the Classical Music Week 2009.

Radio Broadcasts
October 2009

On Friday 30 October (at 20.15 Dutch time) and Sunday 1 November (at 11.00 Dutch time) Simone Lamsma will be performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden. Both concerts will be broadcast live on Dutch Classical Radio Station ‘Radio 4’.

To listen to the concerts live online please click here.

Simone Lamsma in De Wereld Draait Door
13 oktober 2009

In de aflevering van dinsdag 13 oktober is Simone Lamsma gast in het TV programma ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. De uitzending begint om 19.30 uur op Nederland 3.

Het fragment kan terug worden gezien via de website van het TV programma ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.

The item with Simone Lamsma’s performance in the Dutch TV programme ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ can still be watched via this link.

Dank u wel!

Sinds mijn optreden tijdens de uitzending van VPRO’s Zomergasten met Jaap van Zweden, mocht ik van u heel veel warme reacties ontvangen.
Omdat het helaas niet mogelijk voor mij is om iedereen persoonlijk te bedanken, doe ik dat graag via deze weg, en wil ik u graag heel hartelijk bedanken voor al uw hartverwarmende reacties en belangstelling!

Warme groet,


Thank you!

Since my performance during the Dutch television programme VPRO’s Zomergasten with Jaap van Zweden, I was touched to receive so many warm messages from you.
As unfortunately I am unable to thank everyone personally, I would like to use this message to thank all of you so much for the kind words you have written to me and for all your support, it has been heart-warming!

Warmest wishes,


Simone Lamsma in Zomergasten
31 augustus 2009

In de laatste aflevering van Zomergasten van dit seizoen trad Simone Lamsma, op verzoek van zomergast Jaap van Zweden, live op met de Finale uit de 4e solosonate van E.Ysaÿe. De uitzending zal worden herhaald op zaterdag 5 september 2009 om 13.08 uur op Nederland 2.

Website VPRO Zomergasten

WETA - CD Pick of the Week
Week of June 22, 2009

Simone Lamsma’s recording of Spohr violin concertos with Sinfonia Finlandia under Patrick Gallois has been chosen as CD Pick of the Week by Classical WETA.

Classical WETA is Washington's only classical music radio station.

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Short notice concert in Germany
20 June 2009

On 27 June 2009 Simone will replace the scheduled soloist in a performance of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg in Germany under conductor Dietger Holm.
The concert is part of the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele.

For full concert details please see the concerts page.

Simone Lamsma signs with IMG Artists
May 2009

Simone Lamsma has joined IMG Artists for worldwide representation.
For contact details, please see the contact page.

IMG Artists

US Tour
April 2009

In May Simone will embark on a US tour, where she’ll return to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra to perform Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy under Kirk Trevor.

She will also make her debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under conductor Jaap van Zweden.

For concert dates and venues, please see the concerts page.

Release of Simone’s CD of Spohr Violin Concertos

29 January 2009

Simone Lamsma’s recording of Spohr Concertos with Sinfonia Finlandia under Patrick Gallois for the Naxos label is now released.

Interview in De Gooi-en Eemlander
Donderdag 16 oktober 2008

Door Els Boer

“Kunst aan de Dijk opent seizoen met publiekstrekker
Simone Lamsma”


Kortenhoef – “Ze is een echte blonde Hollandse van slechts 23 jaar en dochter van het Friese platteland. Haar website is in het Engels en ze heeft, zo jong als ze is, al een aantal van de grote concertzalen van deze wereld van binnen gezien. Je mag dus stellen dat zij internationaal doorgebroken is. Jaap van Zweden noemt Simone Lamsma ‘een vioolbeul’ en een ‘fenomenaal violiste’.”

Simone Lamsma in K-rûte
9 oktober 2008

Omrop Fryslân TV volgde Simone Lamsma in september tijdens enkele concerten en maakte hierover een portret. Dit zal worden uitgezonden op 9 oktober a.s. om 19.20 uur, 21.20 uur en 23.20 uur in het programma K-rûte, het kunst-en cultuurprogramma van Omrop Fryslân.

“In portret fan ferneamd topfioeliste Simone Lamsma
fan Burgum”

"Op fiifjierrige leeftyd pakte Simone Lamsma (1985) de fioele foar it earst op, om him dernei nea mear los te litten. Hjoedtedei is Lamsma ien fan de grutste talinten yn’e wrâld fan de fiolisten. K-rûte socht dit talint, dat berne is yn Ljouwert, op en folge har tidens inkele konserten. It portret makke troch Karst Spinder jout in byld fan it deistich libben fan dizze bysûndere fioliste."

K-rûte, tongersdei 9 oktober om 19:20, 21:20 en 23:20 oere.

Opening van het culturele seizoen
van Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
met pianist Hannes Minnaar

13 september 2008 - vanaf 14.00 uur

Foto Simone Lamsma: Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.
Ontwerp: Reclamebureau Dag8 Leeuwarden

Artikel in Reformatorisch Dagblad
Maandag 16 juni 2008

Artikel door S.M.W. Bezemer

"Violiste Simone Lamsma"

“…groot virtuoos…”

“…gedreven muzikaliteit…”

Foto: © Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Lees verder

Concert Festival Classique on Radio 4
Saturday 14 June 2008 – 13.00

Simone Lamsma’s recital during Festival Classique on 14 June will be broadcast and webcast live by Dutch Classical Radio Station 'Radio 4' (AVRO).
She will be performing works by Stravinsky, Ysaÿe and Saint-Saëns with pianist Hannes Minnaar.

Vrijdag 6 juni 2008

Interview met Simone Lamsma door Doron Nagan in Den Haag Centraal (no.56)

Lees het interview op:

Live radio interview with Simone

Monday, April 7, 9:07-9:30 AM, Central Indiana

Hear a live interview with 2006 Silver Medalist Simone Lamsma on Doug Housemeyer's Indy Arts and Entertainment on WICR 88.7 FM. Joining them will be IVCI Executive Director Glen Kwok.

Simone Lamsma bij OPIUM (Radio 1) en Cultura TV,
zondag 2 maart tussen 19.00 en 20.00 uur

Violiste Simone Lamsma is op zondag 2 maart te gast in OPIUM, het cultuurprogramma van de AVRO op Radio 1. Presentator Hans Smit zal haar interviewen, o.a. over het op stapel staande concert met Het Gelders Orkest 'Traditie als inspiratiebron'.
Het interview wordt tevens uitgezonden op het digitale televisiekanaal Cultura op maandagavond om 20.30 uur en is daarna na te kijken via

Foto: © Simone Lamsma

Eerstvolgende concerten:

6 maart 2008 - 20.15 Nijmegen
9 maart 2008 - 14.15 Arnhem

Het Gelders Orkest
Arild Remmereit, dirigent

28 maart 2008 – 20.30 Tilburg
29 maart 2008 – 20.15 Eindhoven
30 maart 2008 – 14.15 Den Bosch

Het Brabants Orkest
James Loughran, dirigent

Portret in weekblad ELSEVIER - Foto-Essay
15/22 December 2007


"Ze zijn jong en ze zijn succesvol:
Tien opvallende Nederlandse talenten in beeld"

Foto’s Koos Breukel
Tekst en productie Ingrid van der Chijs

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Interview in NRC Handelsblad
12 november 2007

Mischa Spel

"Simone Lamsma is de opvallendste violiste
van de jongste lichting"

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VSCD nomination for Simone Lamsma
October 2007

Simone Lamsma has been nominated for the Dutch VSCD (Vereniging van Schouwburg- en Concertgebouwdirecties) Classical Music Prize 2007 in the category ‘New Generation Musicians’.

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Broadcast of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
October 2007

WFYI TV 20 set to broadcast "Good as Gold: The 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis"

Indianapolis' local public television station, WFYI TV 20, will present the documentary of the Seventh Quadrennial Competition on October 4 at 9:00 PM ET. Produced by Todd Gould, WFYI camera teams captured every minute of the Competition last September. The 90-minute documentary highlights competition performances and gives an in-depth look into the lives of five of the participants, including Gold Medalist Augustin Hadelich.

"Fierce competition. Amazing drama. Strength of character. Sound like something you’d witness at a sports arena, the Olympics perhaps? No, this is the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Every four years, the focus of the violin world turns to the Circle City, drawing young, vibrant musicians to one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind."

Tune in Thursday, October 4 at 9 pm ET
Repeats Saturday, October 6 at 4 pm ET

Every four years, Indianapolis becomes the center of the violin world as young violinists from all over the world come to the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind. This locally-produced documentary follows the 17 days of the 2006 competition, and introduces viewers to the six finalists who dueled to become the Gold Medal Laureate of this renowned competition.

Simone records second CD for the NAXOS label
April 2007

CD recording Naxos
with Sinfonia Finlandia, Finland
conductor: Patrick Gallois

L.Spohr Concerto no. 6 in G minor op.28
L.Spohr Concerto no. 8 in A minor op.47
L.Spohr Concerto no. 11 in G major op.70

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Elgar CD Simone Lamsma and Yurie Miura
No.1 in Radio 4's TROS Classical Top 50!

November 2006, December 2006,
January 2007, February 2007, May 2007

Simone Lamsma wins Silver Medal at the
7th Quadrennial International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis 2006

September 1-17, 2006

Please click here to watch and listen to Simone's performance of Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under Samuel Wong during the Romantic Finals.

Photo and © Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

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September 2006

Elgar CD Simone Lamsma

***** 5 star review

“Instrumental and Chamber Disc of the Month”

Jeremy Nicholas, Classic FM Magazine

Classic FM Best Buy – September 2006:

Instrumental and Chamber Disc of the Month 

Elgar: Violin Sonatas and various miniatures including
Chanson de matin; Chanson de nuit
Simone Lamsma (violin), Yurie Miura (piano)
Naxos 8.557984

Rating: *****

"Delicious Elgar debut disc from young violinist Simone Lamsma."


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The Strad features Simone Lamsma in their 'Launch Pad'
August 2006

Tim Homfray, The Strad

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Release of Simone’s debut recital disc for NAXOS
03 July 2006

"Simone Lamsma, First Prize Winner of the China International Violin Competition 2005, Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition 2004, and the Dutch National Violin Competition 2003. She gives a stunning Elgar recital featuring the unashamedly romantic yet deeply serious Violin Sonata, with a selection of delightful miniatures."

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30 June 2006

"......mahogany-rich playing."

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Simone Lamsma appears in BBC Culture Show
December 2005

Performance on the Viotti ex-Bruce Stradivarius

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Simone Lamsma wins 1st Prize
China International Violin Competition 2005

Winners awarded in the International Violin Competition
September 2005, Qingdao, China

“The top six winners of International Violin Competition (Qingdao) were announced and awarded in Qingdao Great Hall of People this Wednesday after three rounds of fierce competition. The Netherlands girl, Hilde Simone Lamsma, from Royal Academy of Music, UK won the first prize. The competition witnesses great progress in the level of violin playing in China.
Chinese girl Wang Zhiling from Shang Conservatory of Music took the second place. Half of the top 6 winners are Chinese contestants.

The competition is sponsored by Chinese Ministry of Culture and assisted by the Qingdao government. Contestants from more than 20 countries attend the competition. Judges consist of worldwide well-known violin players and educators.”

Editor: Joey
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1st Prize China International Violin Competition 2005

Launch of the ‘Viotti ex-Bruce’ Stradivarius

London, The Royal Academy of Music, Duke’s Hall
5 September 2005

Simone Lamsma, violin
Yurie Miura, piano

Simone Lamsma wins 1st Prize
Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition 2004

August 2004, London, UK

First Prize “Benjamin Britten Prize” and Gold Medal

Special Prize for the best performance of Berkeley's Persistent Memory