The cd ‘Journeyers’, debut-cd of cellist Lidy Blijdorp, was awarded the audience prize and the debut prize.
Two classical Edisons for Lidy Blijdorp
Performances of Haydn and Bloch
During the Elegy to Anner Bylsma Lidy Blijdorp performed the Elegy by Joseph Suk with Vera Beths, Dirk Luijmes, Astrid Haring and the Ragazze quartet.
During this concert Lidy also played the Elegy by Franz Listz and a Boccherini concert.
The Cello Biennale took place online this year – with only Dutch players.
Lidy Blijdorp played the opening with Thin Air by Calliope Tsoupaki.
She also played the premiere of a new concert by Alexandre Kordzaia with the Asko Schönberg.
Review in Diskotabel, Radio 4
Lex Bohlmeijer asks the opinion of singer Maria-Riccarda Wesseling and flute-player Peter Verduyn Lunel about Lidy’s debut cd -not telling them who is playing.
About Ravel, Malaguena:
About Ravel, Duo for Violin and Cello:
On September 23, the postponed presentation concerts took place in De Duif: Lidy played solos and duos together with Rosanne Philippens.
The ‘first’ CD was handed to Monique Bartels, the cello teacher who taught Lidy for years.
Bach Festval Dordrecht
Lidy Blijdorp played a cello solo program in Dordt Yart: Bach and Kodály.
It was recorded by Radio 4
Review debut album
‘Play Lidy Blijdorp’s debut album and be perplexed.’
‘Her inspirator Anner Bylsma once compared music to Aladin’s wonder lamp. The world behind the notes, you had to rub it out. Blijdorp succeeds with flying colors for that tour de force.’
‘From a hazy dream to a fierce attack: Blijdorp can do everything.’
Wonderfeel: Ravel duo with Rosanne Philippens
Rosanne Philippens and Lidy Blijdorp performed Ravel’s duo for violin and cello at Wonderfeel. It was broadcast by VPRO tv (Vrije Geluiden)
Soon to be recorded for Lidy’s debut cd by Rubicon Classics.
Utrecht: Rococo Variations with Wonderfeel Festival Orchestra
In July Lidy played the Rococo Variations with the fantastic Wonderful Festival Orchestra at the Utrecht Canal concert at Podium Weerdsluis.
Brussels, Jardin Musical: Concert with Rosanne Philippens and Julien Brocal
Rosanne Philippens and Lidy Blijdorp played a recital at Jardin Musical, Brussels as a preparation for their cd recording with Rubicon Classics
Rococo Variations with Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Lidy performed the Rococo Variations with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra at a concert during the Tsjaikovsky Ball. The event took place at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. All guests were asked to come dressed in the costumes of his time.
Kate Moore about Lidy’s Piece
During an interview by ‘Vrije Geluiden (VPRO, NPO 1) the Australian composer Kate Moore explains how she was inspired to write a portrait of Lidy Blijdorp, called ‘Lidy’s Piece’.
13,14 October 2018
Vredenburg Utrecht and Philharmonie Haarlem: the vibes on stage were great again with Rosanne Philippens, Niek Baar and Domo Emigrantes. Classical music, folk music and an audacious mix of both. Read the review here (in Dutch)
3-5 October 2018
Bach Bridges Budapest
A collaboration of Bach festivals in Europe, convening in Budapest to exchange ideas and perform together in several concerts. Lidy Blijdorp was asked to represent the Bach Festival Dordrecht, giving a solo recital with Vasile Luca (cymbalom) and performing the Vivaldi double concerto with Péter Szabó, cello.
15-19 August 2018
Pause Festival in Andalusia
Open-air concerts and arts events at La Donaira. Taking place in a spectacular setting high in the mountains of Andalucia and created by the musicians and visual artists themselves, pause brings the arts to the wild in a celebration and exploration of man’s relationship with nature.
21 June 2018
Cello020: Midsummer Concert
A concert with a variety of impressions of warm summer nights.
With Bach suite number 5 and the Herz cycle by Kate Moore, composed for this trio.
Luana van Eeekeren, dance
Luca Cacitti, dance
Jellantsje de Vries, violin
Marieke Schut, oboe
Lidy Blijdorp, violoncello
Lidy Blijdorp plays with ‘Orkest van het Oosten’, directed by Jan Willem de Vriend.
16 and 18 March
Tracks in Concertgebouw
Concertgebouw: Rosanne Philippens, Niek Baar and Lidy Blijdorp met the Italian country-players of Domo Emigrantes in an exuberant concert. Recurrences in October 2018 (Haarlem, Utrecht).
cimbalom-player Vasile Nedea and
pianist Julien Brocal
in a concert about the various atmospheres of the night:
Performance with Orchestra of the 18th Century
Klassiek op ‘t Amstelveld:
Performance of Boccherini, Concerto in G major, for cello and orchestra, G. 480.
The performance took place in the main program of this jubilee edition (16 September).
Lidy Blijdorp performs with Maria João Pires in Partitura project
Maria João Pires has launched the Partitura project, proposing well-known musicians to foster young musicians, to invite them (as the name suggests) to share the concert platform.
One of these performances took place on 16 September, when Pires played a Beethoven concert with violinist Lorenzo Gatto and cellist Lidy Blijdorp in Auditorio Nacional, Madrid. The program consisted of a cello sonata, a violin sonata and the Ghost trio.