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

Leiden: Performance during ‘De Leidse Verhalennacht’

During the story night you meet people from different centuries through theater and music. All this in special, secret and enchanting locations. The start location will be disclosed after buying the tickets.

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19 June 2024 19:30 - 22:30


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, who was conducting his last concert with this orchestra. The program was called 'Passion and Pathos'. The concerts were held in Zutphen and Nijmegen.

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 Françis Poulenc 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 good match 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.

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