BBC Magazine

'An illuminating pairing of composers as Dutch cellist Blijdorp and various duet players play a selection of their chamber works. Commendable virtuoso playing in the solo parts.'


Review Debut CD

'In the Habanera, Blijdorp pushes the limits of musical excitement' .... Kodály: 'She knows how to evoke a deep sense of loneliness and despair'

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Review de Volkskrant

‘Play Lidy Blijdorp's debut album and be perplexed’. ‘The world behind the notes, you had to rub it out of Aladin’s lamp. Blijdorp succeeds with flying colors for that tour de force.’ ‘From a hazy dream to a fierce attack: Blijdorp can do anything.’

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Recital with Maria João Pires

'La holandesa estuvo convincente en la inicial 'Sonata para violonchelo nº. 3', confiada en la tupida red de seguridad que tejen las diminutas manos de la pianista lisboeta.'


Interview St-Petersburg

'The manner of her playing shows respect for the tradition and at the same time is a special blend of emotional power and quivering finesse.' (English translation included)


Review Debut CD

Blijdorp’s strength lies in her warm and tonally generous sound, which elicits immense depth and resonance from the works, while always clearly and analytically emphasizing the structure of the works.


Review concert Debussy

'The subtle softness of Debussy's sound colourings reveals a miraculous power in short staccato notes and firm twists. The music with its many shades flourishes between these two musicians' (Lidy Blijdorp and Julien Brocal).


Bouffes du Nord, Paris

'...magistrale, toute en rythme et en lumière : vive, clinquante et colorée sur un violoncelle fulgurant de charme et de finesse'

Nederlands Dagblad

Interview ND

'Lidy with a cello is a storyteller, she relentlessly drags you through compelling musical stories. Lidy without a cello is always like searching for words, hesitating, then suddenly certain again, ...'


Interview by Het Parool

An interview about Lidy Blijdorp's studies at the Paris Conservatory, her concert at the Juilliard School of Music and her future plans.

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Interview about debut-cd

'Takes you to a colourful land of dreams.'

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Poem: Masterclass

'...she breaks sound with music ... and creates extreme joy.'

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It is so beautifully, so sincerely, real music ...


Cultuurpers: 'Legendary cello'

Anner Bijlsma teaching Lidy Blijdorp: 'Play it like a bear wearing socks'