Category performances

cellist Lidy Blijdorp

World premiere

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.

Concertgebouw concert

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.

Cello020: restart

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.
Josef Suk, Elegie with a.o. Vera Beths, the Ragazze Quartet

Amsterdamse Cellobiënnale

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.
Calliope Tsoupaki, Thin Air, Opening Cello Biennale 2020

Amsterdamse Cellobiënnale

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.
CD Presentation concert Lidy Blijdorp

Presentation concert

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.