On 22 December Simone will perform during a special event for the Papageno Foundation, a Foundation set up by Aaltje and Jaap van Zweden which helps children with autism through specially developed programmes and therapies full of music.

The concert, of which all proceeds will go to the Papageno Foundation, is the launch of the broadening of the Foundation’s work in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, and will take place in ‘De Lawei’ in Drachten. As part of the concert with the Frisian Youth Orchestra, Simone will perform the first movement of Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto under conductor Jaap van Zweden.