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Lidy Blijdorp, Cello

Lidy Blijdorp is a rising star on the classical music scene. The young Dutch cellist is a versatile and passionate player with enormous narrative power.

She was educated in Amsterdam and Paris, and since her graduation she taken home first prize in many prestigious competitions. She has played with orchestras including Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie (Bozar, Brussels, 2014), the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra (Flagey, Brussels; Salle Philharmonique, Liège, 2014), Camerata Amsterdam (2016) and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble (2016, Vredenburg), Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Orkest van het Oosten) (2018), and she has premiered works of the Russian composer Sergej Yevtushenko, with the State Hermitage Orchestra (Hermitage Theatre, St. Petersburg).

Most recently, in June 2019 she played the Rococo Variations with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.

Lidy plays the Italian cello of Anner Bylsma, on loan from the Dutch National Musical Instrument Fund.


Photo: © Isabelle Francais

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Lidy Blijdorp's releases


Lidy Blijdorp, Cello
April 2020

Lidy presents her own transcriptions for cello and piano of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, and the Rapsodie Espagnole, along with Ravel’s sonata for Violin and Cello, and the Kodály Cello sonata.


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