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.
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.
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.