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Simone
Lamsma

violin

Simone Lamsma started playing the violin at the age of five and moved to the UK at the age of eleven to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Hu Kun. She went on to continue her training at the Royal Academy of Music with Hu Kun and Maurice Hasson.

At the age of fourteen, she made her professional solo debut with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Her repertoire now includes over sixty concertos, including a number of contemporary works, such as Matijs de Roo’s concerto And the centuries surround me with fire…, written especially for her.

The Dutch violinist has given solo performances with orchestras all over the world, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to collaborating regularly with Jaap van Zweden, Simone Lamsma has worked with many other leading conductors, including Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

A dedicated chamber musician, she recently performed debut recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall with pianist Robert Kulek.

Lamsma made her first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest on 12 January 2012, when she performed Walton’s Violin Concerto under the direction of Cornelius Meister. Her last performance with the Concertgebouworkest was during Opening Night 2019. She then performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto under the baton of Elim Chan.

Simone Lamsma started playing the violin at the age of five and moved to the UK at the age of eleven to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Hu Kun. She went on to continue her training at the Royal Academy of Music with Hu Kun and Maurice Hasson.

At the age of fourteen, she made her professional solo debut with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Her repertoire now includes over sixty concertos, including a number of contemporary works, such as Matijs de Roo’s concerto And the centuries surround me with fire…, written especially for her.

The Dutch violinist has given solo performances with orchestras all over the world, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to collaborating regularly with Jaap van Zweden, Simone Lamsma has worked with many other leading conductors, including Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

A dedicated chamber musician, she recently performed debut recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall with pianist Robert Kulek.

Lamsma made her first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest on 12 January 2012, when she performed Walton’s Violin Concerto under the direction of Cornelius Meister. Her last performance with the Concertgebouworkest was during Opening Night 2019. She then performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto under the baton of Elim Chan.