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.

Next Concert

Wonderfeel: recital with Ketevan Roinishvili

MEMORIES OF THE HEART Two cellos, one passion: an explosion of energy and emotion interwoven in music with a folk twist. Lidy Blijdorp and Ketevan Roinishvili play works born from a great love for nature and folklore. Including the Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze, duos by Bartók, a childhood memory by Enescu, and folk melodies from the pen of Ligeti. Castillo Interior by the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks meditates on the life of the mystical Theresa of Ávila… enchanting!

Info & Tickets
21 July 2024 13:00 - 13:45

Video

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

Highlights

Lidy Blijdorp about the Rococo Variations

Elgar Cello Concerto

In November 2024 Lidy will perform the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Zeeuws Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Meylemans. The concerts will be held in tTerneuzen, Goes and Middelburg. During these concerts the orchestra will also play the 15th Shostakovitsj Symphony.

Lidy Blijdorp en Tobias Borsboom

New CD Recording


In 2024 pianist Tobias Borsboom and I are going to record a new CD. We were requested to do so by the Matthijs Vermeulen Stichting. Apart from the 1st Cello Sonata by Matthijs Vermeulen we will also record the Franck cello sonata and some other music from La Belle Epoque.

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Persoit cello bow

The NMF (Dutch Instrument Foundation) allowed me to look for a top cello bow. After searching and trying for many months, I found the perfect bow: a French 'Persoit', built in 1850, one of the best of its kind and a very perfect for my Ferotti cello. The NMF acquired it for me.

Debut Cd

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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.

Music:
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