Chandos
Tasmin's previous CD - Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos - CHAN 5185
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Edward Gardner, conductor - Tasmin Little, violin
CHANDOS
Tasmin's latest CD -
Brahms:
The Three Violin Sonatas
CHAN 10977

was released in March



Music Samples on Chandos website
 
 
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Quote for the week

"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

CONCERTS UPDATE
2019 has been added up to start of June 2019. Here is a link.
the BigGive Tasmin writes:

I'm very proud to be a Patron of @AwardsAYM who do brilliant work with young musicians. If you donate to them this week through

The Big Give your donation could be doubled! Donate here:

https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/supportaym#givingtalentachance
Classic 107
Classic 107

On the occasion of Tasmin playing The Britten Violin concerto
in Winnipeg, Canada - 9th & 10th November 2018.


Tasmin Little was in the Diamond Lane!

Written by Simeon Rusnak
Published: 07 November 2018

A conversation with the renowned violinist on Classic 107

(a page on the Classic 107 website)

Watch it here.

( Brrrh.... it's jolly cold out there now! -13C ) :-(

Wigmore Hall Booking Page
Wigmore Hall, London
9th January 2019 at 19:30 - Recital by Tasmin with Piers Lane (piano)
Wigmore Hall Booking Page
Today, 6th November

Wigmore Hall has just opened on-line booking for this recital to everyone.
The concert is filling up nicely.
If you wish to go, we suggest that you book soon, not to be disappointed.

(Click the Wigmore Hall Logo to go to the Wigmore Hall Booking Page)
Tasmin
tweeted this a few days ago, after her Melbourne Master Class

"Loved giving Master Classes in this stunning Hall"

Enjoy!

Sydnet Morning Herald
On October 9th SMH published a nice article about the recital Tasmin and Piers Lane are giving
on the 16th in Sydney.

You can readt it here on the SMH website:
https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/piers-lane-and-tasmin-little-partner-for-sydney-recital-20181009-h16e5q.html

or click on the SMH logo image to read it as a PDF

SMH
Tasmin is now in Australia next week for a ten day concert tour starting tomorrow, 14th October, covering various venues in:

Kangaroo Valley, & Sydney, NSW, Adelaide, South Australia, & Melbourne, Victoria with pianist Piers Lane.

To check dates & venues, please go to the concerts page.


Tasmin was in Ferrara, Italy, on Thursday 27th Sept. Here is a photo of the rehearsals for Schuberts - Octet in F D.803 in the beautiful Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

Schubert Octet members:

1st vln - Tasmin Little
2nd vln - Paula Sanz Alasa
viola - Sophia Rees
cello - Sinead O'Halloran
d-bass - Andrei Mihailescu
clarinet - Daniel Roscia
basson - Luka Mitev
horn - Paula Ernesaks
Spotify
Follow Tasmin Little on Spotify. Recently they stated that 251,124

listeners per month were listening to her works on SPOTIFY.

Click the logo to go to Spotify and see what's playing. You may have to join,

but it's free.

The Times on Friday 24th August:
Letters to the Editor
GRADE INFLATION and the threat to MUSIC GCSE



a letter signed by Tasmin and many other notable UK musicians, today ....

BBC Music Magazine
The Best of Vaughan Williams - BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Mag selected "The Lark Ascending" for their Breakfast Promelette. Click Link Logo.
Sydney
Andrew McKinnon Presentations tweeted a week ago about a new performance (we have added this now
to the concerts schedule) by Tasmin and pianist Piers Lane in the Utzon Room at Sydney Opera House.

Click on the photo below to get more information from Sydney.

Sydney

BBC Radio4

scroll forward to 19min:52sec
to listen

Last week Tasmin was interviewed on BBC Radio 4. 9:00 am broadcast.

Tasmin talked about "Clapping in Classical Music".

Link here: Radio 4 (Scroll forward to 19:52)
Southbank Show, short video
Tasmin's Southbank Show video on YOUTUBE.

Two weeks ago, YOUTUBE added a 15 minute video with a shortened version of the Southbank show. 

View it on Tasmin's Video Page by clicking the thumbnail on the left.

Auditorio de Galicia


A photo of Tasmin playing Mozart at the Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Chandos have released BRAHMS - The Three Violin Sonatas by Tasmin Little with pianist Piers Lane 2018.


Meanwhile, please click the Chandos Logo to listen to samples from this forthcoming CD.


Order on 2nd March
from MDT
from Amazon
from PRESTO
Chandos
Amazon
Presto
       
Read a review of this CD on the Classical Source website (click logo below)
 
       
Classical Source
BBC Magazine
The new issue of BBC Music Magazine carries an interview by Amanda Holloway with Tasmin.

"Music that changed me" Tasmin Little violinist. Read a PDF of this, by clicking the Music Magazine logo.
Tasmin is playing in Canada in November 2018 and March 2019
(click logos to see more >>>)
     
Winipeg
Victoria
Edmonton
Friday November 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Sunday November 18. 2018
2:30pm
(details in ISSUU brochure)
Saturday March 23, 2019
8:00pm
Saturday November 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Gramophone Magazine
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE
The latest edition of GRAMOPHONE

MAGAZINE carries an article, written

by conductor Leif Segerstam with

a section titled:

"The violinist's view, by Tasmin Little."

Please click the GRAMOPHONE

header to read this article on their

website.
Tasmin has just added two short videos to YOUTUBE.

named: "Tasmin Little 2018 pieces" & "Tasmin Little 2018 unusual repertoire" (both under 4 min)

We have added them to Tasmin's Home page.

Please view them by pressing the thumbnail on the left.
Limelight Magazine
Limeligh Magazine Interview
On November 2 Limelight published an interview with Tasmin.

Click the image (left) to read a PDF of this.

You can also click on this link to read the article on the

LIMELIGHT WEBSITE.

A review of the CD mentioned in the article appears at the bottom
of the article page.

 - Tuesday 31 October
BBC Radio 3, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 -14:00
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.61
Tasmin Little (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Courtney Lewis (conductor)

Tasmin Little’s performance of Szymanowski’s ‘Violin Concerto No. 2’, which was recorded on 11/08/2017 in the Ulster Hall, Belfast will be broadcast on Radio 3 after 14:00 on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017.

(click Radio 3 Logo on the day to listen)
Classical Music Magazine
The October issue of Classical Music Magazine features Tasmin on the cover and has an article,

titled Dream job, header here:

As she approaches her fourth decade on the stage, Tasmin Little’s enthusiasm for classical music remains boundless. She tells Amanda Holloway about her new Szymanowski recording, her love for lesser-known repertoire – and why she continues to challenge herself. (Click thumbnail to read a PDF of this article)
Chandos Records

For September
2017 Release

Here is a link
to the CD notes
Chandos Records

There are a good number of fine reviews available now for this CD release. CLICK HERE.
29th September, after 16:30 ... (scroll forward to 1 hour 36 min to hear this) (14 days left to listen to)
BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Classical Music
October 2017

Classical Music
The October issue of CLASSICAL MUSIC magazine features an article by Amanda Holloway about Tasmin's Szymanowski recording, her love for lesser known repertoire - and why she continues to challenge herself.

You may buy a digital edition or paper edition of CLASSICAL MUSIC from this link.

(Magazine Cover thumbnail, please click)
Instagram
Tasmin has today added an Instagram account.

View it by clicking the logo.

... and ENJOY!
Music Prneur Website
Music Preneur interviewed Tasmin today about the Naked Violin project.

A lengthy, but interesting interview.

Listen to the Podcast by clicking the Music Preneur logo. (35 min)

Enjoy!
A very happy photo of yesterday's event

Two items with news about Tasmin receiving her fifth Honarary Doctorate this week
(click logos)
Whats On in Birminham

International violinist honoured at University ceremony
Violin Channel
Violinist Tasmin Little Awarded Birmingham City University Honorary Doctorate
Sir Lenny Henry, Chancellor of Birmingham City University, with Tasmin, yesterday.
If you wish to read the citation that was read out at the degree ceremony in Birmingham, please click logo. (with kind permission of Prefessor David Roberts)
Citation
BBC Radio4
BBC Radio4 Inside Science
Tasmin was on Radio Four twice in May
11/05/2017 (16:30 and 21:00)
Programme: Inside Science, talking about instruments.

NOW on I-player, please click LOGO!
Radio 3 IN TUNE

NOW AVAILABLE
ON I-PLAYER

(No longer available)


BBC Radio 3 IN TUNE

BBC Radio 3 "In Tune" - Monday 24 April at around 4.35pm

Tasmin Little and pianist Piers Lane were interviewed and played 3 pieces live:

B​rahms - Sonatensatz from FAE
Szymanowski - Sonata 2nd movement
Franck - Sonata 4th movement

The programme was broadcast live on Radio 3,
simultaneously streamed on the BBC iPlayer
and BBC Radio 3 website, and available for catch-up
listening on BBC iPlayer for 30 days following the broadcast.


Chandos Records
Two of the works featured on this new Chandos CD

- Frank and Szymanowski - are being played on "In Tune"

The Observer review, which came out today, talks about them.

(Click CD cover to read)

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.

Bachtrack:
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



Please click the Gramophone Logo to read the complete review.
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.

more >>>

pizzicato journal

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)




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

Reviews
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.
Buy from Chandos
CHANDOS have just released two video clips of these two recordings, view them here.
Tasmin talks about Vivaldi "Four Seasons"
Roxana Panufnik talks about her music
CONCERTS PAGE
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

Click image to view the interview
on YOUTUBE

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
NOW ON LISTEN AGAIN, please CLICK LOGO.

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



LIVE STREAMING
OF COMPETITION EVENTS
ON THE ROYAL ACADEMY
WEBSITE, when they take place.


CLICK HERE for
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


Here
is a list of the Prize Winners of the competition
 
   
Radio4
Tasmin was interviewed on Woman's Hour. Listen to this by scrolling forward to 33:30 (33min, 30 sec). (Click Logo)

AMAZON i-tunes Chandos website AMAZON i-tunes Chandos website
 
 
 

 

Classic FM Music Player.
Details from Beaconsfield Concerts website ABC Classic FM Programme Page for the day Tasmin's Elgar CD Prom 24 Buy from Amazon Buy from Amazon Buy from Amazon Buy from Amazon Raymond Gubbay website Barbican Halls Booking page Classic fm Home page Tasmin's Facebook Page Tamin's Twitter Page AMAZON i-tunes Chandos website TWITTER FACEBOOK
Christmas Card 2016