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Lidy Blijdorp is a young, passionate cellist with enormous narrative power, praised for her ‘breathtaking musicality’ (NRC).

‘From a hazy dream to a fierce attack: Blijdorp can do anything!’ (Volkskrant). Lidy performed as a soloïst with a.o. the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and the Residentie Orchestra.

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Almere, Kunstlinie: Recital with Tobias Borsboom

Almere, Kunstlinie: Recital with Tobias Borsboom

Lidy and Tobias will take you back to Paris, 1920-s, with the Group des Six, the musicians around Satie who didn't take music conventions too seriously. With The Poulenc sonata for cello and piano.

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25 June 2023 14:00


Podium Klassiek: Lidy Blijdorp performs Kodály cello sonata, 2nd movement. 


cellist Lidy Blijdorp


Lidy Blijdorp played three premieres in 2022: Joël Bons wrote a new cello concerto especially for her and the Residentie Orkest. Trevor Grahl wrote a double concerto for Lidy and Sebastiaan van Halsema and the Akso Schönberg ensemble. And together with Philippe Graffin Lidy performed her own arrangement for violin and cello of L'après midi d'un faune in the Concertgebouw.

Lidy Blijdorp

Klassiek achter de Duinen

17 September 2023. Lidy invites her friends Rosanne Philippens and Hannah Strijbos for a concert during the 'Klassiek achter de Duinen' festival. They will perform intimate chamber music, with trios by Beethoven and Jean Cras. You will experience top-notch ensemble playing with three world stars in a beautiful setting.



In September and October 2023 the Trevor Grahl double concerto will be performed again on 9 different locations. The concerto, Lightweight, is full of effects, timbre-related and theatrical. The music is often festive and contains the kind of cheerful wonder that we know from Grahl's earlier work. Tour dates will appear in the concert agenda.

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Two classical Edisons have been awarded to the Dutch cellist Lidy Blijdorp. Her debut album Journeyers, featuring works and her own arrangements by Maurice Ravel and Zoltán Kodály, won both the Audience Award and the Best Debut Award.

Kodály: Sonata for Cello solo op. 8;
Ravel:   Sonata for Violin & Cello;
Ravel:   Lever du jour from “Daphnis and Chloe” for Cello & Piano;
Ravel:   Habanera & Malaguena from”Rapsodie Espagnole” for Cello & Piano