Tasmin Little

Born 1965

Tasmin Little

Violin

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Biography

Tasmin Little is known to be one of today's leading international violinists. Her international career features performances on every continent given at the most prestigious venues, such as Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Centre.

Tasmin has made concert appearances with internationally established orchestras including the Adelaide Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Bournemouth Symphony, Berlin Symphoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Singapore Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, West Australian Symphony and all the BBC Orchestras.

Her award winning career includes international concerto and recital performances, masterclasses, workshop and community outreach work. Her wide-ranging repertoire is reflected in her discography and performance schedule. Tasmin exclusively records forChandos Records. Her recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra received praising reviews and was awarded the Critic's Choice Award in the2011 Classic BRIT Awards. Other awards she has received are a Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation for her ground-breaking musical outreach programme,The Naked Violin, a Diapason d'Or for her recording of Delius violin sonatas with Piers Lane, and aGold Badge Award for Services to Music.

The 2015 season included playing Holst, Ravel and Vaughan Williams. Earlier in 2015 she returned to Istanbul for a Sibelius Concerto and later in 2015 she’ll play Szymanowski’s 2nd Concerto in Warsaw. Performances in the United Kingdom include Mendelssohn Concerto with Bournemouth Symphony and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras, and Piazzolla, Panufnik and Vivaldi which she will play with the London Mozart Players, as well as recitals with her pianist partners, Piers Lane and Martin Roscoe at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Next to establishing her own career she also shows her support for the younger generation as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. Next to that she is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an Ambassador for Youth Music and she has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. Tasmin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, for Services to Music. She plays a 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

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