Welcome Artist in Residence: Simone Lamsma

1 June 2021

Simone Lamsma to be new Artist in Residence

Simone Lamsma will be the artist in residence of the Residentie Orkest, the new cultural centre Amare and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague for the 2021/2022 season. In addition to a recital and various concerts with the Residentie Orkest, the Netherlands’ top violinist will be giving master classes for students of the Royal Conservatoire.

Sven Arne Tepl, director of the Residentie Orkest: “We are extremely proud to welcome Simone, one of Europe’s top violinists, as our artist in residence for the coming season. Simone is a musician of the highest technical and musical standard. She is adventurous and versatile, a unique storyteller on her violin. There was a tremendous click during her earlier collaborations with us and the coming season will give us an opportunity to deepen the connection further. Together with Chief Conductor Anja Bihlmaier and permanent guest conductor Jun Märkl, Simone will be performing major works by Brahms and Shostakovich, among others.”

With her extensive repertoire of more than sixty violin concertos, Simone Lamsma has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors in recent years. She is regarded by the press, colleagues and audiences as one of the most striking and exciting personalities in classical music today. Simone began playing the violin at the age of five. When she was eleven, she moved to England to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. At fourteen, she made her professional debut as a soloist. She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was the youngest student ever to follow the Bachelor of Music programme. At the age of nineteen, she graduated cum laude and with various prestigious awards. In 2019, Simone was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour awarded to three hundred former students of the Academy who have made a significant and distinguished contribution to their discipline.

Simone says of her forthcoming residency in The Hague: “It is a great pleasure and a tremendous honour. A residency is often born from a common past and mutual trust. It offers the opportunity and the freedom to strengthen and expand the ties that bind us. It is particularly exciting that this residency coincides with the opening of Amare, which is a momentous occasion for the city of The Hague and means that the orchestra finally has a new home. I am also delighted that in addition to concerts with the Residentie Orkest, my residency will allow me to give a recital and to work with students from the Royal Conservatoire.’

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