Cellobiënnale 2022: Lidy played a new double concerto by Trevor Grahl with Sebastian van Halsema. In September and October 2023 this concert will be played again on 9 different locations in The Netherlands.
A beautiful opportunity was offered to Lidy Blijdorp: she could choose a composer to write a new cello concerto especially for her and the Residentie Orkest. Lidy invited Joël Bons to write this concerto. The world premiere took place on September 10 2022 in The Hague.
On February 20 Lidy Blijdorp performed with world-famous violinist Philippe Graffin and pianist Claire Desert. They played Lidy's new arrangement of Debussy’s ‘l’Après-midi d’un Faune’ for violin and cello.
The Cello 020 series has got a restart. On 26 November “Sea Shells” with flutist Peter Verduyn Lunel and pianist Lestari Scholtes. With bamboo art by Maria Blaise and special guest Kate Moore. Bethlehemkerk, Amsterdam.
Lidy Blijdorp played the Rococo Variations with the NNO in Groningen and Leeuwarden. Conductor was Martin Sieghart.
The cd ‘Journeyers’, debut-cd of cellist Lidy Blijdorp, received two classical Edisons. Lidy Blijdorp was awarded the audience prize and the debut prize for her cd.
In December, during a lockdown period, the Residentie Orkest invited Lidy Blijdorp to perform two compositions for cello and orchestra in a streaming concert. The performance was recorded in The Hague.
Presenter Gijs Groenteman of Radio ‘Kunststof’ interviewed Lidy Blijdorp about music, interpretation and her new cd.
During the Elegy to Anner Bylsma Lidy Blijdorp performed the Elegy by Joseph Suk with Vera Beths, Dirk Luijmes, Astrid Haring and the Ragazze quartet. During this concert Lidy also played the Elegy by Franz Listz and a Boccherini concert.
The Cello Biennale took place online this year – with only Dutch players. Lidy Blijdorp played the opening with Thin Air by Calliope Tsoupaki. She also played the premiere of a new concert by Alexandre Kordzaia with the Asko Schönberg.
On September 23, the postponed presentation concerts took place in De Duif: Lidy played solos and duos together with Rosanne Philippens. The ‘first’ CD was handed to Monique Bartels, the cello teacher who taught Lidy for years.
Lidy Blijdorp played a cello solo program in Dordt Yart: Bach and Kodály. The concert was recorded by Radio 4.
Recording of Diskotabel, Radio 4: Lex Bohlmeijer asks the opinion of singer Maria-Riccarda Wesseling and flute-player Peter Verduyn Lunel about Lidy's debut cd - not telling them who is playing.
In April and May there were several streaming concerts: From De Doelen, from the Concertgebouw, from the Noorderkerk and from the Posthoornkerk. They can be viewed on Youtube now.
Reviews by Radio 4 and NRC about Lidy Blijdorp's cd 'Journeyers'.
‘Play Lidy Blijdorp’s debut album and be perplexed.’... ‘Her inspirator Anner Bylsma once compared music to Aladin’s wonder lamp. The world behind the notes, you had to rub it out. Blijdorp succeeds with flying colors for that tour de force.’... ‘From a hazy dream to a fierce attack: Blijdorp can do everything.’
Rosanne Philippens and Lidy Blijdorp performed Ravel’s duo for violin and cello at Wonderfeel. It was broadcast by VPRO tv (Vrije Geluiden)
Rosanne Philippens and Lidy Blijdorp played a recital at Jardin Musical, Brussels as a preparation for their cd recording with Rubicon Classics. The cd, 'Journeyers', was to be awarded with two classical Edisons.
In July Lidy played the Rococo Variations with the fantastic Wonderful Festival Orchestra at the Utrecht Canal concert at Podium Weerdsluis.
Lidy performed the Rococo Variations with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra at a concert during the Tsjaikovsky Ball. The event took place at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. All guests were asked to come dressed in the costumes of his time.
During an interview by ‘Vrije Geluiden (VPRO, NPO 1) the Australian composer Kate Moore explains how she was inspired to write a portrait of Lidy Blijdorp, called ‘Lidy’s Piece’.
Vredenburg Utrecht and Philharmonie Haarlem: the vibes on stage were great again with Rosanne Philippens, Niek Baar and Domo Emigrantes. Classical music, folk music and an audacious mix of both.
A collaboration of Bach festivals in Europe, convening in Budapest to exchange ideas and perform together in several concerts. Lidy Blijdorp was asked to represent the Bach Festival Dordrecht, giving a solo recital with Vasile Luca (cymbalom) and performing the Vivaldi double concerto with Péter Szabó, cello.
Open-air concerts and arts events at La Donaira. Taking place in a spectacular setting high in the mountains of Andalucia and created by the musicians and visual artists themselves, pause brings the arts to the wild in a celebration and exploration of man’s relationship with nature.
A concert with a variety of impressions of warm summer nights. With Bach suite number 5 and the Herz cycle by Kate Moore, composed for this trio. Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
Concertgebouw: Rosanne Philippens, Niek Baar and Lidy Blijdorp met the Italian country-players of Domo Emigrantes in an exuberant concert. Recurrences in October 2018 (Haarlem, Utrecht).
Lidy Blijdorp plays the Rococo Variations by Tsjaikovsky with ‘Orkest van het Oosten’, directed by Jan Willem de Vriend. In an interview she comments on this cello concerto.
Lidy Blijdorp, cimbalom-player Vasile Nedea and pianist Julien Brocal in a concert about the various atmospheres of the night: No Tomorrow.
Klassiek op ’t Amstelveld:Performance of Boccherini, Concerto in G major, for cello and orchestra, G. 480 with the Orchestra of the 18th century. The performance took place in the main program of this jubilee edition (16 September).
On 16 September, when Pires played a Beethoven concert with violinist Lorenzo Gatto and cellist Lidy Blijdorp in Auditorio Nacional, Madrid.