Simone Lamsma played the Oosterpoort in Groningen on Wednesday, and will lead the NNO tonight in Drachten
Translated by Thomas Anseel
One of the world’s top solo violinists, who has played with various renowned orchestras around the world, will lead the Noord Nederlands Orkest tonight in Sneek; the day after having led them at the Oosterpoort in Groningen, reports the Omrop Fryslân. The concert will be free to air, but will have no audience present. Yesterday at the Oosterpoort there were members of the public present as part of the quick-test pilot programme.
Simone Lamsma (from Burgum) begun playing the violin at age of five, and studied at the Royal College of Music in London, where she became the youngest ever graduate of its music BA. She has since played with a whole host of orchestras including the Royal Dutch Concert Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of France.
Lamsma made her debut with the NNO at the age of just 14, and will take the solo in Mozart’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra no. 4 this evening. “It is the orchestra that I grew up with, and it’s a really lovely reminder and emotionally stirring to think back to then”; says Lamsma.