Violinist SIMONE LAMSMA is hailed around the world for her distinctive voice, maturity, technical brilliance, and heartfelt musicianship. Her 2014-15 season highlights include debuts with the Oregon Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. In addition to her return to the SPCO in the present concerts, she has been re-engaged by the Cincinnati Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Hallé Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and Residentie Orkest. The 2013-14 season saw her making highly acclaimed debuts with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, and Finnish Radio Symphony. Her hugely successful last-minute stand-in with the Cleveland Orchestra which was described as “polished, expressive and intense.” In addition to her frequent appearances in recitals and chamber music, Lamsma performs with leading orchestras around the world. In recent seasons she has played with Europe’s London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Lucerne Symphony, National Polish Radio Symphony, Orchestre National de France, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Asia’s Hong Kong Philharmonic and Seoul Philharmonic; and with the Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony in the U.S. and South America’s Sao Paulo Symphony. Conductors with whom she has performed include Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Jaap van Zweden, Jiří Bělohlávek, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Andrès Orozco-Estrada. Simone plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.