Tasmin Elizabeth LITTLE

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1965-05-13
Education Yehudi Menuhin Sch, Guildhall Sch of Music (Gold medal)
Books & Publications
Recreations theatre, languages, swimming, cooking
Clubs English Speaking Union
Style Dr Tasmin Little, OBE
Career violinist; debut Hallé Orchestra 1988; performed as soloist with orchs incl: LSO, NY Philharmonic, Cleveland, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, Gewandhaus, Berlin Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, Royal Danish; worked with conductors incl: Kurt Masur, Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Charles Groves, Sir Charles Mackerras, Vernon Handley, James Loughran, Sir Edward Downes, Richard Hickox, Sian Edwards, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Andrew Davis, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; author of paper on Delius Violin Concerto for Delius Soc 1991; voted Woman of Tomorrow in the Arts Cosmopolitan Magazine 1990, Classic FM Gramaphone Award for Audience Innovation 2008 (for Naked Violin project); Hon D Litt Univ of Bradford 1996, fell Guildhall Sch of Music and Drama 1998; plays a 1757 Guadagnini; >ir< in UK incl: world premieres of concertos by Robert Saxton, David Earl, Dominic Muldownie, Paul Barker and Stuart MacRae, Vivaldi Four Seasons (Royal Festival Hall and Barbican) 1990, Janácek Violin Concerto with Welsh Nat Opera Orch (BBC Proms debut) 1990, Dvorák Violin Concerto (BBC Proms) 1991, Delius Double Concerto (BBC Proms) 1992, Walton Concerto (BBC Proms) 1993, Elgar Concerto (BBC Proms) 1994, soloist Last Night of the Proms 1995, Sibelius Violin Concerto (BBC Proms) 1996, Prokofiev 2nd Concerto (BBC Proms) 1997, Britten Double Concerto (London Premiere) BBC Proms 1998, Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park 1998; charity performances incl: Sutton Place for Dr Barnardo's, St James's Palace for Nat Children's Home Appeal 1989, Wigmore Hall for Jacqueline Du Pré Meml Appeal 1990, Gala Concert with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch before HM The Queen 1991; overseas performances incl: Brahms Violin Concerto (Malta Festival) 1990, tour with Piers Lane to S America 1991, concertos and recitals in Paris, Vienna, Prague, Germany, Israel, Spain, Cyprus, Canada, Greece, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, China, Sultanate of Oman, Scandinavia, USA (debut Cleveland Blossom Festival) 1997, four performances of Liegti with Simon Rattle in London, Vienna, Birmingham, Cambridge 2000, Brahms Concerto with Simon Rattle (Aix-en-Provence Festival) 2000, debut in Japan concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya 2000, seven concerts with Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic 2003; TV appearances incl: Highway (ITV), Little by Little (documentary with father, Yorkshire TV), recorded two movements of Mendelssohn Concerto (HTV), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Gala Concert for HM the Queen (Granada TV), The Lost Child (presenter BBC documentary for The Works) 1997, World War II 60th Anniversary Festival of Commemoration Horse Guards Parade in presence of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall (BBC1) 2005; >ir< incl: Bruch and Dvorák Violin Concertos (with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vernon Handley, EMI Classics for Pleasure) 1990, George Lloyd Sonatas for violin and piano (with Martin Roscoe, Albany) 1990, Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (with BBC Symphony Orch under Andrew Davis, WEA, Gramophone award nomination) 1990, Delius Double Concerto (with Raphael Wallfisch and Sir Charles Mackerras, EMI Eminence, Gramophone award nomination) 1991, Delius Violin Concerto 1991, Robert Saxton Violin Concerto (Collins Classics), Brahms and Sibelius Violin Concertos, Virtuoso Violin Disc (EMI Eminence), Arvo Part Disc (EMI Eminence) 1994, Rubbra Violin Concerto (Conifer, Gramophone award nomination) 1994, Walton Violin Concerto (Decca) 1995, French Violin Sonatas (EMI Eminence) 1995, Bruch Scottish Fantasy and Lalo Symphonie Espagnole (EMI Eminence) 1997, Delius Violin Sonatas (BMG Conifer) 1997, Diapason d'Or Prize 1998, Gramophone Award Nomination 1998, Dohnanyi Sonata and Serenade (ASV), Elgar and Bax Sonatas (GMN), Finzi Violin Concerto (Chandos), Karlowicz and Moskowski Concertos (Hyperion), Partners in Time (BIS) 2009
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