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Tasmin's latest CD for September 2016 - A Violin for all Seasons - CHANDOS - CHAN 5175

04:49 min of ANTONIO VIVALDI - "The Four Seasons" Spring (Allegro, Largo, Allegro)
Tasmin Little, violin/director - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring

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Quote for the week

“You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy,
but in truth it is centered in ourselves.”

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Tasmin's Concerts page has been updated now to the middle of July 2017, please Click Here.


Sarah Walker with
Sarah Perry



Week starting

6th March


at 11:00

for the rest of

the week.
Radio 3 Monday

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Monday, 6th March BBC Radio 3 at 11:00
Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little (click logo for Monday's broadcast)
Sarah's featured artist is the English violinist Tasmin Little. After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and reaching the final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, Tasmin made her professional debut with the Hallé. Since then she's been a major exponent of British music, recording concertos by Ernest Moeran, Frederick Delius and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending has become something of a signature piece. As well as featuring Tasmin's interpretations of British music, Sarah's chosen a sonata by Schubert, Arvo Pärt's Fratres and a recent work by Roxanna Panufnik, written especially for Tasmin.
Vaughan Williams -
The Lark Ascending
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Davis (conductor).

Holst -
A Song of the Night
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Davis (conductor).
BBC Radio 3 Tuesday

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Tuesday, 7th March BBC Radio 3 at 11:00
Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little (click logo for Tuesday's broadcast)
Schubert -
Violin Sonata in A minor, D385
Tasmin Little (violin)
Piers Lane (piano).
Radio 3

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Wednesday, 8th March BBC Radio 3 at 11:00
Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little (click logo for Wednesday's broadcast)
Roxanna Panufnik -
Four World Seasons
Tasmin Little (violin/director)
BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Radio 3

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Thursday, 9th March BBC Radio 3 at 11:00
Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little (click logo for Thursday's broadcast)
Pärt -
Tasmin Little (violin)
Martin Roscoe (piano).
Radio 3

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Friday, 10th March BBC Radio 3 at 11:00
Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little (click logo for Friday's broadcast) not yet posted on BBC 3
Moeran -
Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Davis (conductor).

Photo courtesy of: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

Tasmin played Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No 2 at the Barbican on Saturday, BBC 3 recording
is accessible (click logo). Fast forward to 36:30 min (for another 28 days)

Some excellent reviews have appeared:
Seen & Heard:
Tasmin Little is now something of a veteran of the concert hall, but in Szymanowski’s demanding Second Violin Concerto she proved once again that her skill and artistry stand up well to that of the numerous young violinists who continue to arrive on the scene. She gave an exemplary reading of this work, one that was ardent, intense and highly expressive, and which typicall en sense of communication with her audience. Gardner and the orchestra gave her ideally strong support.

Poland was presented in a more positive light via Karol Szymanowski's Second Violin Concerto, given passionate advocacy by Tasmin Little. It's a far cry from the perfumed, intoxicating language of his earlier concerto, being earthier and almost Bartókian in its driving folk rhythms. Little gave a muscular performance, especially of the cadenza by Paweł Kochański, the concerto's recipient. Fierce double-stopping was matched by lyrical interludes of great tenderness.

The Times:
"Szymanowski’s second Violin Concerto, its deep, dark pools of sound beautifully transparent, the narrative well paced by Gardner and the soloist Tasmin Little. In the dizzying cadenza and the long paragraphs of melody and variations on either side, Little’s execution was flawless, her tone pure and penetrating."
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Gramphone review

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Richard Bratby writes in the current issue of Gramophone magazine:

‘I am not a Baroque player’, says Tasmin Little, and there’s nothing like laying your cards right out on the table. These are modern-instrument performances of Vivaldi with a big symphonic string section. And if you haven’t already run screaming for your Fabio Biondi or La Serenissima sets, you’re going to enjoy this disc a lot.

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Review from Luxemborg's Journal
for classical music. (click logo)
Tasmin Little's account of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ is a very classical one, free from any historically informed findings. Roxanna Panufnik’s Four World Seasons are colourful and truly interesting pieces rooting in the traditional music of four different regions: Autumn in Albania, Tibetan Winter, Spring in Japan and Indian Summer. Tasmin Little, who commissioned the work, is an accomplished and punchy soloist.
From the December 2016 issue of GRAMOPHONE Magazine ...

Article, Local Paper
Living Lesson in why we need music in schools.

This article appered recently in the Dartmouth local paper >>> read it here: (PDF)

St. David’s Hall

This was a
BBC Radio3

(now 24 days left)

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Some days ago - 1st December at 19:30 - Tasmin played in Cardiff (Wales)

Delius - Concerto for Violin and Cello with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
(BBC NOW) / Martyn Brabbins, Paul Watkins (cello)

Venue: St. David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH

Belshazzar's Feast

Elgar - In the South (Alassio)
Delius - Concerto for Violin and Cello
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

BBC National Orchestra of Wales website

Information from St. David's Hall and BOX OFFICE

STRAD MAGAZINE December 2016
STRAD Magazine December 2016

‘A really great player can make any instrument sound reasonable,’ says violinist Tasmin Little

The following article is published as part of a larger feature on Tasmin Little in The Strad’s December 2016 issue

British violinist Tasmin Little has many fond and formative memories of Yehudi Menuhin from her time studying at the Menuhin School, including a masterclass where they were working on the Bach Chaconne:

‘At one point he took my violin and played a great chunk of the first section. I was astonished at the sound he made. There was such concentration and intensity; he was locked into the music and I had the very powerful experience of standing next to somebody whose entire body was being used to create this incredibly powerful music. One very important thing I learned that day is that it’s the player who makes the sound. A very fine violin will make a difference to your playing, without question, but a really great player can make any instrument sound reasonable.’

Alongside Menuhin and Fenyves, another of Little’s heroes is Ida Haendel. ‘She has been a major influence since I was eight – some of her recordings are my absolute favourites, the Britten and Sibelius concertos in particular. Also I admire her because she was a very strong woman at a time when there were comparatively few great women soloists. I love the strength and passion in her playing and find it extremely inspiring. I only met her in person when I was 22, but it was lovely to meet her at last. And she’s tiny – even smaller than I am and I’m 5ft 2in!’

Read the full Tasmin Little feature in The Strad’s December 2016 issue

Tasmin's recent visit to Adelaide and Hobart to play the Delius Violin Concerto with

the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

have resulted in some lovely reviews, in the Australian, Barefeet Review and Limelight.

Go to the Reviews Page to read them.
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Tasmin talks about Vivaldi "Four Seasons"
Roxana Panufnik talks about her music
We have updated Tasmin's Concerts page to December 2016 now.
BBC Radio3
2 days left to Listen
On Thursday 22nd September 2016 between 12:00 and 13:00 and again after 18:30 on BBC Radio 3

Programme: Inner Calm, Outer Turmoil
Composer of the Week, Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) Episode 4 of 5 (click logo for Radio 3 information)
(20 days left to listen)

Tasmin plays:
Rubbra - Violin Concerto (1st Mvt) Tasmin Little
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
Women stars shine in Townsville’s AFCM
Lovely article in "Cut and Common", The New Generation of Classical Music On-Line magazine
from August 16th about this years's AFCM in Townsville. Read it here, by clicking the logo.
Limelight Magazine
What's the Delius?
Tasmin Little talks about chicken dinners at the Menuhin school, upcoming performances in Australia and intense collaborations with Piers Lane.

Please click the LIMELIGHT logo to read the feature published by Australia's Music Magazine on July 20th.
Violin Channel Interview

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May 3rd 2016
MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Tasmin Little – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English concert violinist, Tasmin Little – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition.

We sat her down for a game of ‘VC 20 Questions’ – to help gain some fun insight into the lady behind the laugh.

Radio 4 Schedule for May 9th
Woman's Hour

Tasmin will be interviewed live on BBC R4 “Woman’s Hour” on Monday 9 May at 10am (or thereabouts). This is to do with keeping diaries.

Royal Festival Hall

WEBSITE, when they take place.

the RAM page

(there are 7.5 hours
of video available
on YouTube. Click
the above link.

Yehudi Menuhin Competition 2016
Opening Concert - Menuhin Competition 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall yesterday.

Tasmin played:
Holst: A Song of the Night for Violin & Orchestra Opus 19
Philharmonia Orchestra/Kazuki Yamada

is a list of the Prize Winners of the competition
Tasmin was interviewed on Woman's Hour. Listen to this by scrolling forward to 33:30 (33min, 30 sec). (Click Logo)

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