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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Tilburg: Double Concerto with Sebastiaan van Halsema and Pynarello Ensemble

Tilburg: Double Concerto with Sebastiaan van Halsema and Pynarello Ensemble

Lidy and Sebastiaan performed the world premiere of the double concert Lightweight by Trevor Grahl during the Amsterdam Cellobiënnale in 2022. De Volkskrant: "The concert is full of effects (...) the music is often festive and full of cheerful wonder."

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04 October 2023 20:00


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


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Summer Concerts

On 16 July a concert in the Amsterdam Salon with Rosanne Philippens: 'Music & Birds'. Also in Amsterdam the famous Prinsengracht concert on 17 August: pianist Paul Lewis will perform with five cellists. This concert will also be broadcast on TV. More information about these performances in the Concert Agenda.

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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