She began studying violin at the age of 5; when she was 11 she moved to the UK to train at Yehudi Manuhin’s school and at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she graduated with prestigious honors; she won the 2010 Dutch VSCD Classical Music Award within the category “New generation musicians”. We are talking about Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, who has performed on the most prestigious stages worldwide, and who is making her debut with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai on Thursday 29 January at 9 pm at the Rai Auditorium “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin. The concert, aired live on Radio3, is conducted by Marc Albrecth, chief conductor of the Netherlands Opera and of Dutch Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, particularly appreciated for his performances of the great German repertoire.
The evening’s program opens with one of the most famous works for violin, through the interpretation of Simone Lamsma: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto in D major Op. 61 for Violin and Orchestra, written for violinist Franz Clement and premiered in Vienna on 23 December 1806. The evening continues and ends with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, written in the summer of 1877 in the peaceful Carinthia mountains where – as the composer wrote to his friend Billroth – “if while walking you lift your eyes, you see that around the blue lake all the mountains are white with snow, and the trees covered with a tender green”.
The concert will have its second performance in Turin on Friday 30 January at 8.30 pm.
Foto: Otto van den Toorn
Rai NuovaMusica is back. The contemporary music festival of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai reaches its eleventh year. Three concerts at the Rai Auditorium “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin, all aired on Radio3, will be presenting world and Italian premieres, together with works that have shaped the history of today’s music, interpreted by very prestigious conductors and soloist.
The opening concert is scheduled for Friday 6 February at 9 pm, and will see Tõnu Kaljuste conducting the Rai Orchestra. The program includes Claudio Ambrosini’s 1998 orchestral transcriptions of Giovanni Gabrielli’s Canzon XIII, Canzon I, Sonata XIX; Italian premiere of Arvo Pärt’s orchestral work Swansong (Littlemore Tractus), dated 2013; Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra) Op. 61 from 1972; and Sofija Gubajdulina’s Concerto for violin and orchestra, Offertorium, written between 1980 and 1986, interpreted by Sergey Krylov (read more).