Tasmin Little concert flyer
I am absolutely delighted to welcome one of the truly great international superstars of the classical music world, Tasmin Little, to Lamberhurst.
Tasmin learnt to read music at the age of six, and attended the Yehudi Menuhin School until she was 18. He first professional performance as a soloist was with the The Hallé Orchestra in 1988. She has since gone on to play at just about every leading concert hall in the world – Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Royal Albert Hall, and the Lincoln Centre, to name but a few.
Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach projects. Her discography, all recorded for Chandos, is extensive – 46 CDs to date, with many of these receiving awards and critics praise. In February 2016, Tasmin released a highly-acclaimed triple CD of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Martin Roscoe. The Sunday Times chose this recording as its Album of the Week saying “Neither artist has done anything finer on disc.”.
In 2008, Tasmin launched her project, The Naked Violin, designed to allow audiences anywhere to experience the huge range of styles and expressions that a single, unadorned violin can produce. Her website offers a free CD for download, and within days of the CD release, 6,500 websites had linked to Tasmin’s site and within a few months, more than half a million people had visited and downloaded. The project was filmed for television by ITV’s The South Bank Show and Tasmin continues to tour with this project in UK, America, China, New Zealand, Ireland and United Arab Emirates (Dubai).
An integral part of this project is to make music accessible and Tasmin will be visiting St Mary’s Primary School on the afternoon of the concert in order to talk and play to the pupils.
In January 2017 Tasmin is appearing at the Barbican Centre where she will perform Szymanowski’s 2nd violin concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner. Also in 2017, she will return to orchestras of the City of Birmingham symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic and the European Union Chamber, and abroad she will perform in Wroclaw and Hong Kong.
Programme TELEMANN: Allegro
ROXANNA PANUFNIK: Hora Bessarabia
BACH: Chaconne from D minor partita
BACH: Loure, Gavotte and Gigue from E major partita
ALBENIZ:Leyenda, arr Jennings/Little