On Saturday 22 October Simone Lamsma gave, in the presence of the composer, the Dutch premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Second Violin Concerto ‘In tempus praesens’ with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Reinbert de Leeuw. The concert took place during the prestigious ‘ZaterdagMatinee’ concert series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and was part of a festival to celebrate Sofia Gubaidulina’s 80th birthday.

Simone had the honour of meeting and collaborating with Sofia Gubaidulina on the work, the composer attending both rehearsal and concert.

Sofia Gubaidulina’s ‘In tempus praesens’ was received with enormous enthusiasm from the audience.