Lidy Blijdorp, cellist

April 2017

No Tomorrow with
Bram vd Vlugt, Vasile Nedea and Julien Brocal

29 April in Splendor: promotion concert about the various spheres of the night.
Night-time music and stories, read by Bram vd Vlugt. With Julien Brocal, piano and Vasile Nedea, accordeon and cymbalom. Sponsored by the Amsterdam Cellobiennale and Anner Bijlsma.

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January 2017

Red Sofa Concert with David Kweksilber

7 January in De Doelen: concert with artist in residence David Kweksilber. He was the centre of a musical adventure in which he performed with various musicians, a.o. our newly-formed quartett, the Emelle quartett – in a performance of the clarinet quintett by Brahms.

New music is being written for this composition: more concerts by David plus Emmelle will follow.

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December 2016

Artist Diploma 14 December: exam recital

Lidy Blijdorp, cello
Philippe Graffin, violin
Quatuor Girard


Z. Kodaly:

Sonata in B minor for solo cello, op.8

M. Ravel:

Sonata for violin & cello

L. Boccherini:

Concerto in G major, for cello & string quartet, G. 480

October 2016

Dvorák cello concerto with 'Nederlands Blazers Ensemble'

Lidy Blijdorp played the 2nd movement of the Dvorák cello concerto at the final concert of the Radio 4 'Hart en Ziel' festival. The concert took place in Tivoli Vredenburg and featured the most favourite music sent in by the listeners.

'Anner's cello', by Jan Brokken and Lidy Blijdorp

After the successful launch of 'Four Variations for Cello', by four famous Dutch/Belgian authors, Lidy Blijdorp joins Jan Brokken on a tour of literary concerts with the theme: 'Bach and the cello of Anner Bijlsma'. Their first performance will be at Schiermonnikoog in March 2017. More details will follow.

September 2016

Interview by 'Cultuurpers'

Cultuurpers article

September 2016

Soon to be: Promotion concert at Splendor, Amsterdam

By Lidy Blijdorp and befriended musicians

This 'Start in Splendor' day is offered to Lidy Blijdorp by the Amsterdam Cello Biennale. As a laureate of the Amsterdam Biennale Cello Competition Lidy Blijdorp will be the first to organize a day filled with concerts by herself and befriended musicians, at the Splendor concert venue in Amsterdam. More details will follow.

June 2016

Project with Leine Roebana continues next year

The successful cooperation between the Stolz quartett and the Leine Roebana dancers will get a follow-up at Oerol 2017. The production was awarded 4 stars in the NRC.

From the press:

" Moore's music is played live by The Stolz Quartet, that plays their own subtle part in the choreography. Stolz seems to be created for this kind of adventurous searching for the genre boundaries. The integration of disciplines is totally convincing. A wonderful highlight among the many touching and funny moments, is the solo of cellist Lidy Blijdorp . " – NRC, Joep Stapel

"In 'Herz' the performance of oboist Schut is downright touching. Cellist Blijdorp is the most prominent appearance of the quartet with her uninhibited style and the sincere sounds from her instrument" – Noordhollands Dagblad, Nanska van de Laar

May 2016

A new cello for Lidy Blijdorp

From now on Lidy will play the beautiful Italian cello of Anner Bijlsma. During the last Amsterdam Cello Biennale Lidy and other cellists brought a homage to Anner Bijlsma. The concert was named 'Anner Bijlsma 80 years!' Accompanied by Juan Perez Albeniz and Mike Fentross, Lidy Blijdorp played a sonate by Luigi Boccherini.

September 2015

Lidy Blijdorp performs with Maria João Pires in Partitura project

In cooperation with the Chapelle Elizabeth (near Brussels), Maria João Pires has launched the Partitura project to create favourable circumstances for transmission, by encouraging reciprocal listening between generations: proposing well-known musicians to foster young musicians, to invite them (as the name suggests) to share the concert platform.

Lidy Blijdorp and Maria Joao Pires play Beethoven sonata

It is about rising to the challenge - for a music school like The Chapelle, a composer, a musician, even for everyone in the audience: it is about awakening that sound which can easily escape us, but which gives us all meaning.

One of these performances took place on 16 September, when Pires played a Beethoven concert with violinist Lorenzo Gatto and cellist Lidy Blijdorp in Auditorio Nacional, Madrid. The program consisted of a cello sonata, a violin sonata and the Ghost trio.