Simone Lamsma



Hailed for her "brilliant... polished, expressive and intense" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and "absolutely stunning" (Chicago Tribune) playing, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma is respected by critics, peers and audiences as one of classical music’s most striking and captivating musical personalities. Conductor Jaap van Zweden with whom Simone enjoys a close collaboration, describes her as one of the leading violinists in the world.
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 including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, RTVE Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Other recent highlights include her highly successful Japanese debut, as well as debut recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
In March 2017 Simone Lamsma’s latest recording of Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1 and Gubaidulina’s ‘In tempus praesens’ with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw was released on Challenge Records.
Simone plays the "Mlynarski" Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.