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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Amsterdam Cello 020: Recital with Tobias Borsboom

Amsterdam Cello 020: Recital with Tobias Borsboom

The duo will play a program with works by French composers such as Satie and Poulenc from the Belle Epoque, and two Dutch composers who were inspired by French impressionism: […] Info & Tickets »

09 December 2023 20:30 - 22:00


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


Lidy Blijdorp about the Rococo Variations

Kabalevsky Concerto

In November Lidy performed the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto with Symphonic Orchestra Nijmegen, conducted by Frans-Aart Burghgraef in a programme called 'Passion and Pathos'. Conderts in Zutphen and Nijmegen. More information about these performances in the Concert Agenda.

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Klassiek achter de Duinen

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


In September and October 2023 the Trevor Grahl double concerto was performed again on 9 different locations. Soloists were Lidy Blijdorp and Sebastiaan van Halsema. The concerto, Lightweight, is full of effects, timbre-related and theatrical. The music is often festive and contains the kind of cheerful wonder known from Grahl's earlier work.

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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