Chandos Records

Listen to clips on the
CHANDOS website

Winner: Chamber Music category
- Reviews -

Aus LIMELIGHT Magazine

BBC Music Magazine

- Review -
MUSICWEB International:

This is a tremendous disc, and shows how Little and Lane have continued to explore their repertoire, to hone and refine their interpretations, and to present the public with the bounty of their art.

Tasmin's latest CD
released June 1st 2020
Double CD



Last Update: Thursday, 07 October 2021 - 18:50 GMT



... please have a look at Tasmin's Twitter /Facebook pages, there is always something NEW...
Quote for the week

“To play great music, you must keep your eyes on a distant star.”

Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999)

Guildhall School of Music

Guildhall are pleased to welcome back alumna, Tasmin Little for a violin masterclass.

Monday 25th October 2021 - 18:00

Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DT


Putney Music website

Tasmin Little
Monday 20th September 2021 at 19:45 (7:45 p.m.)

at Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre, London SW15.
Come along for a great evening!

Putney Music writes:
We are delighted to resume our meetings in Dryburgh Hall for the 2021-22 season which starts on Monday 20 September 2021. Our guest for the evening is Tasmin Little OBE who retired from the concert platform last year to devote her time to teaching, mentoring and broadcasting. She will be talking to Peter Avis about her life and career.

music & drama education expo writes:

Join the Fireside Chat with internationally-renowned violinist
Tasmin Little.

Register free and find out more here:
Saturday 14 August 2021

20:00: Interval

Ian Skelly talks to tonight's soloist Víkingur Ólafsson and is joined live by Tasmin Little to discuss tonight's Prom.

Now available on LISTEN AGAIN for 55 days, please click Radio 3 logo.

Tasmin's interval talk starts (move slider forward) at 36:00 min

Tasmin with Yehudi Menuhin
BBC Sounds



Tasmin Little

(please click BBC Sounds logo to link to the BBC page)

Released On: 10 Aug 2021
Available for over a year

Yehudi Menuhin was the original child prodigy. He was born in America in 1916, and was soon playing in concert halls round the world. He also played to the survivors of the German concentration camps, and waded into the fight against apartheid in South Africa too. Tasmin Little was a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin school in Surrey, England, and knew her choice well. Not only was he a brilliant performer, she says, he was a crossover star who played with Ravi Shankar, Stephane Grappelli and Morecambe and Wise. You'll also hear from his biographer, Humphrey Burton, and from Yehudi Menuhin too.

Presented by Matthew Parris

BBC Radio 3

BBC PROMS - 1st Night at the Proms -
Friday 30 July 2021

31 July 2021

Tasmin writes:
Loved chatting to Petroc Trelawny last night in the BBC Radio3 box at Royal Albert Hall during the interval - fantastic opening concert now available on BBC Sounds (for another 27 days)

To hear her interview during the interval with Petroc Trelawny please click the Radio 3 logo.

Scroll forward to: 51:32 (Interview ends at 01:07:53)

The China Current
26/4/2021 Recently released: Two videos from The CHINA CURRENT

The yangqin is a traditional Chinese instrument that originated from Iran when connections created by the Silk Road opened up ideas and cultures. In her first interview as our Music Contributor, international concert violinist Tasmin Little speaks to Reylon Yount, a Chinese American graduate from Harvard who plays the yangqin as a soloist and with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. He recalls his unlikely story with the instrument, which he began learning in San Francisco and later in Beijing where his mother's family are from.

Episode 1
Play video by clicking the image

In this second episode with international concert violinist Tasmin Little and yangqin player Reylon Yount, they explore the relationship between our planet and the music they perform. As one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, China's culture has a strong link to the natural world, from the designs on its traditional instruments, to the melodies that inspired its composers. Tasmin, our new music contributor, draws on Reylon's background as an environment major at Harvard and how he merges this interest with his musical career.

Play video by clicking the image


16 more days available

BBC RADIO 3 - Listen Again

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
(Tasmin Little, Violin)

Ravel Tzigane 10.29
(Tasmin Little, Violin)

Scoll to 54min:30sec to listen to Tasmin playing with the LPO (for 20 more days)


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YouTube New on YouTube from ABSOLUTE CLASSICS:

"Absolute Classics" writes:

Watch Violinist​​​ Tasmin Little perform famous works from Classical​​​ composers such as Brahms​ & Beethoven​ for our Summer Classical MusicFestival​​​ with AbsoluteClassics​​​ - accompanied by the sensational Pianist​​ John Lenehan.

Enjoy your very own, uninterrupted, Classical​​​​ Concert​​ with us and let's keep livemusic​​​​ alive!

Brahms - FAE Sonata
Beethoven - Sonata No.5, Opus 24 "Spring"

Please click image to open YouTube file.

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Tasmin plays Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending has topped Classic FM's #HallofFame​ for 11 years in a row.
Find out why with this full performance by the London Mozart Players, with soloist Tamin Little. Performed at St Giles Cripplegate Church in London, under Covid regulation in 2020.

The London Mozart Players are an orchestra at the heart of London’s classical music scene, and the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra!

DONATE: LMP rely on donations to survive. Make a donation and help us keep making music here:

Play the video ...

The China Current
Tasmin just finished a recording for @thechinacurrent with @reylxn

Tasmin writes:
A marathon 2-hour stint, but we covered so much ground! Happy Friday, everyone.

You may watch this on YOUTUBE here.

Tasmin and Martin Roscoe at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds on 22nd December 2020, her final concert.

YOUTUBE - Cambridge Summer Music Festival
Just published, yesterday!

Join our Festival Director Freya Goldmark for the third in a fascinating series of musical conversations with some of our 2020 artists. This time Freya chats with violinist Tasmin Little.

Tasmin and Freya delve into the music of Frederick Delius and discuss what it was like to know Yehudi Menuhin as a little girl, music education and what Tasmin will be getting up to in 2021 after retiring from the concert platform.

CMDA awards

Classical Music Digital Awards 2020

Tasmin has been Highly Commended for the Classical Music

Digital Awards 2020 – International Soloist of the Year
BBC $ Front Row
Tasmin appeared on Front Row, BBC4

Front Row is a Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

To listen, please link here.
TODAY, Tuesday 22nd December at 15:00 and 19:30 (Please note start times)

A Recital by Tasmin with Martin Roscoe (piano)

Venue: The Apex Theatre, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD

MOZART - Sonata in B flat major K454
FRANCK - Sonata in A major

APEX website (incl. Booking info)
Scala Radio
Classical Music In And After Lockdown - Sunday 27 December 18:00 on SCALA RADIO
Scala Radio
Scala Radio Broadcast, this coming Sunday at 18:00, hosted by Mark Forrest

Mark Forrest explores the vast impact coronavirus has had upon audiences and

musicians alike and considers how it might feel to experience a live performance in

the future. Tasmin contributes to this programme.

You can listen to the programme here now. Tasmin is interviewed first.
St. Luke's Music Society
St Luke’s Church

Several photos
of the last concert
Tasmin gave in London
at St.Luke's Church in Clapham on Saturday.

Photos by Thomas Eisner.
Thank you.
Tasmin at the end of the concert with her pianists
Piers Lane, Martin Roscoe and John Lenehan
Tsmin after Beethoven's Spring Sonata
Tasmin and pianists enjoy applause
LMP On Wednesday 16th December at 15:30 and at 19:30 (please note start times)
and Thursday 17th December at 19:30 (ALL 3 CONCERTS are SOLD OUT now, Sorry)

Tasmin played in Hindhead / Surrey

Tasmin played Bach - E major Concerto and Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending with the London Mozart Players

CORELLI - Christmas Concerto
BACH - E major Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - The Lark Ascending
HOLST - St Paul's Suite

Grayshott Concerts Info (incl. Booking Info)

A lovely photo from the event here, courtesy of the Grayshott Concerts Twitter page

© PhilOCPhotos
Sunday Telegraph Last Sunday the Sunday Telegraph featured an article titled: "No other music reaches the heights of The Lark Ascending". Read it here by clicking on the Sunday Telegraph logo, Thank you.


Now on YouTube

YouTube Channel

This concerts will be streaming this
Wednesday 9 December at 7.45pm

YOUTUBE Channel link here

Last week, Wednesday, 02/12 Tasmin and Piers Lane played in YORK

Venue: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Department of Music, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

Recital by Tasmin with Piers Lane (piano)

BRAHMS - Sonatensatz FAE
BRAHMS - Sonata No 3 in D minor
LILI BOULANGER - Nocturne for violin and piano
FRANCK - Sonata in A Major

Concerts Website
The Menuhin Hall

Tasmin and Piers Lane played on November 18th at the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Tasmin posted this charming photo of Piers Lane and herself after the concert today and writes:

A complete pleasure to play with @PianoPiersLane @MenuhinSchool this evening for the whole school.

Scrumptious programme of Bach, Brahms, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger and Franck.

Felt so good to be in a glorious acoustic again with a (super enthusiastic!) audience!

(click the thumbnail to see a larger version of this photo)

In two week's time they are playing again at York University.

There will be a LIVE stream on December 9th of the concert.

Please click the images


Here is Part 1 of this concert

Here is Part 2 of thie concert
on YouTube

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic On Demand continues tonight with a performance of works by Vaughan Williams, Ravel and Mozart, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein with violinist Tasmin Little.

Ticket buyers can join us at 7pm tonight for a preconcert talk on Zoom by BBC Radio 3 presenter and classical music writer Stephen Johnson, and a post-concert Q&A after the broadcast with Orchestra harpist Elizabeth McNulty, flautist Cormac Henry and conductor Joshua Weilerstein!

Tickets are £10 and available by clicking the link below. The broadcast will be available for 30 days from today.

Please click the image to arrive at the link for the concert

The Time Review
You can read a PDF of the Times review ( 2 November 2020)

by clicking the TIMES logo.

The Times Review

Southbank Centre

Link to Southbank Centre

BBC Radio 3
LIVE Broadcast
on Radio 3
(click the logo)

Listen Again (for 12 days)
A wonderful first review by Jessica Duchen is on ART DESK |A second one on Bachtrack here.

22nd October at London's Royal Festival Hall at 19:30

Tasmin Little: Tasmin's final Southbank Centre recital

This concert marks Tasmin’s final Southbank Centre recital and will be broadcast live on R3 (no audience). Tasmin will perform with her four pianist partners.

Andrey Gugnin, piano
Piers Lane, piano
John Lenehan, piano
Martin Roscoe, piano

BRAHMS - Sonatensatz (Piers Lane)
CLARA SCHUMANN - 3 Romances (Martin Roscoe)
LILI BOULANGER - Nocturne (Piers Lane)
BRAHMS - Sonata No. 3 in D minor (Andrey Gugnin)
ROXANNA PANUFNIK - Hora Bessarabia for solo violin
COLERIDGE TAYLOR - Demande et Réponse (Piers Lane)
AMY BEACH - Romance (Martin Roscoe)
AMY BEACH - Sonata (John Lenehan)

Violin Channel
Violin Channel
READ the interview on the VIOLIN

CHANNEL website by clicking the

Violin Cannel logo. Thanks.

Stoller Hall 13/10/20
Now on YOUTUBE ... (Please click thumbnail to go to Tasmin's video page)

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society presents Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe

Recorded at The Stoller Hall
Tuesday 13 October 2020, 7.30pm

Whilst this concert is available for free, please consider making a donation to Help Musicians UK, at

Tasmin Little — violin
Martin Roscoe — piano

CLARA SCHUMANN — Three Romances, Op. 22
i Andante molto
ii Allegretto: Mit zartem Vortrage
iii Leidenschaftlich schnell

BEETHOVEN — Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 ‘Spring’
BEACH — Romance, Op. 23
FRANCK — Sonata in A major

The Times 17/10/2020
From the WEEKEND SECTION of THE TIMES 17/10/2020.

"To tell us just to retrain is so insulting"

Tasmin talks to Richard Morrison

Read it here by clicking the thumbnail image.

(PDF file, 2.5 MB)
Tasmin gave a most moving podcast interview Friday afternoon to "Reasons to be Cheerful"

presented by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. Please Click on the Thumbnail to view it.
Teacher Magazine
An article in TEACHER MAGZINE out now


As she retires from the concert stage, Tasmin Little tells Clare Stevens how an audition to the Menuhin School

led to a stellar career and a lifelong relationship with this institution.

Read this article by clicking the thumbnail image.

Tasmin was on ITV News ( 6th October) as well as Classic FM highlighting the problems facing freelance musicians.


Saturday morning's broadcast
is available on
(click Logo)
BBC Radio 3
Tom Service hears from Ray Chen about the online videos he’s created during lockdown, which have attracted hundreds of thousands of followers, and Ray compares his ten million dollar Stradivarius with a $69 violin. We speak to the writer Stuart Clark about the ancient Greek theory that linked music with the stars, and his new book, Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind. And, ahead of his performance as part of this autumn’s “Live from the Barbican” series, Orkney composer Erland Cooper reflects on the influence, in his music, of the islands' landscape and people. We also mark the centenary of the death of composer Max Bruch, with contributions from critic Wendy Thompson and violinists Tasmin Little, Elena Urioste and Jack Liebeck. (click logo to go to BBC Radio 3)
World at One
Tasmin's interview with BBC Radio 4 "WORLD at ONE" was broadcast last Friday lunchtime.

Now available on LISTEN AGAIN if you scroll forward to 37min:45sec. (Please click the logo)

Good Review from today's

30th August 2020
(click Logo)

You might enjoy this photo of Tasmin Little and pianist Martin Roscoe at Snape Maltings yesterday,
playing Elgar's Salut d'amour as an Encore. A first performance after many months of enforced rest.

BBC World Service
August 1st - BBC World Service -

Tasmin gave an interview on August 1st for BBC World Service

(about 4 min)

Please click the logo to listen to an mp3 file.
BBC Sounds
"TODAY" programme, broadcast on 31st July 2020
Short Interview for a concert at SNAPE, Aldeburgh.

BBC Sounds
Scroll forward to 02:22:40 (5 min interview - Tasmin/Ian Bostridge)
Please click the logo.

Sadly the performance that Tasmin and Ian Bostridge were talking about has now been cancelled due to new
restrictions imposed by the government.
Harrowgate  International Festival
Harrogate International Festivals to put on virtual arts weekender - 23-26 July

Harrogate International Festivals is to put on a virtual arts weekender, featuring a range of musicians, authors and other figures. Running from 23-26 July, this weekender will include music from cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Tasmin Little, the Navarra String Quartet and jazz bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado, the latter of whom will Guest Curate the festival and appear as part of the Mischa Mullov-Abbado Group.

Please Click the Logo to be taken to the Festival website.

Tasmin Little at HIF Tasmin will perform Sunday, at 11:00 for 20 minutes.

Tasmin played Bach - Partita No.3, Loure and Gavotte en Rondeau, and one piece by Isaac Albéniz (re-arranged)

Help Musicians
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
Posted 24th July 2020

Read all about the announcement on the
website for |: Help Musicians
by clicking the logo.
Tasmin Plays

Scoll forwards to 20:10 min
On Saturday 4th July at 19:00 there was a live stream on Classic FM’s facebook page. The London Mozart Players

played on their YouTube channel - Tasmin played "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams.

A facebook video is on the website with Tasmin playing "The Lark Ascending" here. Scoll forward to 20:10 min

Tasmin Little talks to Ruth Rogers,

leader of the London Mozart Players before the performance, July 2020

Click the image to view the YouTUBE video.

Crescendo Magazine
Tasmin wrote a tribute to Ida Haendel in the French Magazine "CRESCENDO". 6th July 2020

here is the Google translation:

Tasmin Little and Shlomo Mintz pay tribute to Ida Haendel
July 6, 2020 by La Rédaction

The great violinist Ida Haendel was a central figure on the music scene. The announcement of her death caused a great wave of emotion among the artists, as this exceptional woman was loved by the community. In addition to her concerts and her recordings that left their mark on the memories, the violinist spent a lot of time teaching. We asked two major personalities from the violin scene to give us a testimony about Ida Haendel.

We sincerely thank Tasmin Little and Shlomo Mintz. When I was young, I remember falling in love with Ida Haendel's play, which became my first violin heroine. The combination of her dazzling technique and impeccable musicality inspired me in an intense practice of my instrument in the hope that one day I could play as well as she! She was a great champion of the Britten Concerto at a time when it was terribly overlooked by other soloists; she also played the Walton Concerto when it was not part of the standard repertoire, as well as the Delius Concerto, which I heard her play at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

I remember a breathtaking recital at Wigmore Hall in London where she played an astonishing Chaconne by Bach which never wavered for a second, and a rock solid interpretation of Enescu's Sonata No. 3, all that from memory. Then I went to speak to her in the dressing rooms and she was so warm and complimentary about my own play, which was a great honor.

The work I loved the most under her bow was the Sibelius Concerto. No one before or since her has ever interpreted the central movement with such slowness, breathtaking, and with this feeling of inexorability and depth of feeling. With Ida Haendel, the first movement had such excitement, such passion, such fire and such ice. And the last movement, always delicate for any violinist, seemed to dance with ease and hypnotic energy. Rest in peace, dear Ida, you will never be forgotten.

... read the full page in French by clicking on the Festival Musical Namur button.
Chandos Records
CHANDOS RECORDS released a short video clip re: Tasmin's latest CD .... they write:

British Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 + The Best of Tasmin are yours to enjoy this summer!

Tasmin and Piers Lane talking about friendship at Potton Hall recording studio.

Please click the thumbnail to view the 1:42 min video on You Tube.

Enesco Festival Bucharest
Tasmin played at the GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL in Bucharest, Romania, on 5th September 2019.

Romanian TRINITAS TV has just published a video of the concert on the ENESCO festival website.

She starts playing 7min:52sec into the video. ENESCU - Violin Sonata no.3 (arr. for orchestra by Valentin Doni)

After a short pause, Tasmin plays a wonderful RAVEL - Tzigane.

To see the video, please click on the Festival Hall thumbnail, and listen to this concert from this lovely concert hall.
... to enlarge, please click image
Daily Mail
In the DAILY MAIL, Weekend Edition, (22/05/20) Jane Slade writes:

"Lockdown lessons from a maestro: Time on your hands? Then add another string to your bow by learning a new skill from the best in the business."

She describes how Tasmin is offering online lessons to viola and violin players, and how she has helped her.

Read the article from the Daily Mail, by clicking the LOGO, or read it here as a PDF. A lovely article.
Click Logo
On Saturday Morning, 23rd May after 12:07 Hong Kong Time ( UK Time 5:07 am)

Tasmin was interviewed by Radio 4 RTHK. (Hong Kong)

Joanne Tam talks to violinist Tasmin Little about how she's been dealing with the Covid-19 crisis, her videos for the charity Help Musicians UK, her post-retirement plans where she intends to focus on education and other non-performing projects, and her new release of British Violin Sonatas Vol. 3.

Radio4 ARTBEAT Listen to the interview on CATCHUP - ARTBEAT 23/05/2020 (55min)
The Guardian
The Guardian published a lovely review in yesterday's weekend edition,

of Chandos' new British Violin Sonatas Vol 3 CD / Tasmin Little - Piers Lane, author Fiona Maddocks.

Title: British Violin Sonatas Vol 3 review – Tasmin Little bows out in style ***** Read it Here, click the Guardian Logo.
On-Line Lessons
Tasmin writes: (published 6th May on YouTube)

Working with an amazing amateur violinist who is actually a doctor, teaching her how to play a fabulous piece

that I arranged with Rachel Jennings: Albeniz "Leyenda".

MuisicWeb review
A lovely review for Tasmin's new CHANDOS CD - Tasmin Little vln, Piers Lane pno - British Violin Sonatas Vol 3

has just appeared on the website of MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL, authored by Jonathan Woolf.

Please click on the MusicWeb logo to read this here.

Click Logo
to LISTEN to the Concert
LISTEN LIVE to ABC Clasic FM, (published 29th April 2020)

TSO: Brahmsiana Festival 1

Opening the TSO Brahmsiana Festival, is renown violinist Tasmin Little with cellist Umberto Clerici.

Johannes Brahms’ last orchestral work was a peace offering to his estranged friend and violinist, Joseph Joachim. The cello part was written for the cellist of the Joachim’s string quartet Robert Hausmann. It was Brahms’ idea that the two string instruments combine to create one “super instrument” with the range of the two instruments combined.

Tasmin Little (violin)
Umberto Clerici (cello)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Eivind Aadland (conductor)

Classic Top 5 CLASSICAL TOP 5

Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby are joined by superstar violinist Tasmin Little to discuss their

favourite violinists, including Heifitz, Oistrakh, Haendel, Kennedy, Jansen and many more!

Producer: Simon Funnell

Listen to this one hour programme by clicking the Classic Top 5 logo.

Very enjoyable.

Scala Radio
Interview on Scala Radio with Simon Mayo on April 25th.

Here is a link to Listen Again on Scala Radio to the interview that Tasmin gave to Simon Mayo on 25th April.

Scroll forward to just before 1hr:05min and enjoy! ( Have patience ... it takes a little while to load)

Click SCALA RADIO logo, please.
Tasmin writes this morning on Twitter: (2 hrs ago)

"Starting today! I’m launching my fundraising initiative for @HelpMusiciansUK.

Each week I’ll create 7 personalised e-greetings for people to send to loved ones during lockdown.

All details on my website."

(click thumbnail to get to the Help Musicians page)
Three weeks ago, Sunday (29th March 2020) after 19:03

Tasmin was interviewed by Radio Ulster's John Toal

Programme: "Classical Connections with John Toal"

Here is a link to the Radio Ulster Schedule page:

The programme is available after the event for another 3 days. Scroll forward to: 22min:45sec to hear the interview.
Tasmin Little Afternoon Concert
On YouTube,

Afternoon Concert with Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little chooses 5 of her favourite pieces to make up an e-concert! (click YouTube logo to hear this)

Links to the performances:

Andrey Gugnin RAVEL:

STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben:


SARASATE Introduction and Tarantelle:

ANNA RUSSELL Gilbert and Sullivan:

Last Year June 1st

Linda Middleton tweeted

"Stay safe Tasmin.
So lovely to meet you
at Swaledale festival
last year. Xxxxx"

.... HOW LOVELY ....

Radio 4

Sir Andras Schiff's' recent comments, that " ... he has despaired that today’s average concert-goer “has hardly the faintest idea about what he is hearing”. and that "... modern audiences cannot tell the difference between outstanding and poor performances..." was discussed by World at One today.

Tasmin was interviewed for 5 MIN a few days ago, it is now on "Listen Again" here:

(click the logo and scroll forward to 39min:45sec)

Bury Free Press
A lovely article about Tasmin appeared on 7th March, authored by Peter Mann, in the BURY FREE PRESS.

Read it here by clicking on the BURY FREE PRESS logo.
ABC Classic FM

ABC Classic FM has recorded the concert from Hobart & will be broadcasting this
on 16th March. Please log in (click logo) 13:00
Tasmin played BRAHMS - Concerto for Violin and Cello (with Umberto Clerici, cello)
with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Elvind Aadland

.... a photo has just been posted on her Twitter page with Umberto Clerici (enjoy this here)

She writes: "A poignant moment last night but also much happiness - my final concert in Australia was pure joy with Umberto Clerici and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, playing Brahms Double concerto. Heaven!"

Radio 3
Download / listen to this interview... (UK listeners)
click the image ... (left)
Interview starts at 03:00 min

Tasmin's Music Matters interview will be broadcast tomorrow, Saturday, 15th February on BBC Radio 3 after 11:45.

Just in ...
Music Matters | Clips | Podcast - 22:00 MONDAY, 17th February

Presented by Kate Molleson

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Tasmin Little
Music Matters speaks to the violinist Tasmin Little about her involvement in music education, life as a recording artist, and her plans as she prepares to step down from the concert platform after an illustrious career that has spanned more than three decades. Kate Molleson hears from music journalist Philip Clark as he reflects on the time he spent shadowing the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their British tour as well as the epic interview he recorded with the jazz legend – all the subject of his new book Dave Brubeck: A life in time. Philip speaks about Brubeck’s early career, the bandleader’s unique improvisation and compositional styles, and his creative relationships with fellow band members. Two current jazz composers – Liam Noble and Laura Jurd – also share their views about the man who is synonymous with Take Five. Kate also talks to David Dolan and Karen Chan Barrett about their respective research projects using the power of EEG and fMRI scanning techniques to uncover what happens in the brains of musicians and audience members during improvisatory performance. And the subject of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion Day at the Barbican later this month, Kate steps into the unique and emotive sound world of the maverick Swedish composer Anders Hillborg as he reflects on his musical style, his abandonment of electronica, and how the compositional process is rewarding but not always necessarily fun!

Producer Marie-Claire Doris

Tasmin is now in Australia. Next Sunday, 23rd February at 14:30 (please note start time) she will play a recital
with Timothy Young (piano) at UKARIA Cultural Centre, 119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit, South Australia, 5251.

As she was leaving Singapore she tweeted a lovely night picture of Singapore from her hotel window, which was opposite the newly refurbished RAFFLES Hotel. "Bye bye Singapore! Thank you for a memorable stay!"

SOUTHBANK LINK Wednesday 5/2/2020 - Tasmin writes:

Booking has opened this morning at Southbank Centre for my final recital in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 5th June at 19:30. This will be a very exciting and unique event as I will be performing with all 3 of my long-term pianist partners: Piers Lane, Martin Roascoe, and John Lenehan.

Here is the SOUTH BANK CENTRE link to further information and a Booking Link.
Information from YMS
NEWS 11:00, Monday 9th January 2019

In December 2019, Tasmin accepted the role of Co-President of

The Yehudi Menuhin School with Daniel Barenboim.

More information on the website of the Yehudi Menuhin School

THE STRAD announcement here

Youtube interview
Recently added to YOUTUBE:

"English violin concert soloist Tasmin Little interviewed by Annabelle Drumm broadcast 12 October 2018 on Fine Music 102.5FM Sydney Australia."

Click the FM102.5 fine music Logo to listen to this 11 min interview on YouTube.
BBC Radio London

Last Wednesday, 30 October, TASMIN was interviewed live on BBC Radio London,

on the Robert Elms Show, at 12:30. The programme is available for 3 further weeks after the live broadcast.

Tasmin discussed the cultural impact and general effect that Brexit will have on musicians.

BBC Radio London Link. (Scroll forward to 2:45:12 to listen to the interview)

Federation Concert Hall,
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has just announced that Tasmin will be playing the

BRAHMS - Concerto for Violin and Cello (Umberto Clerici, cello)

on Saturday, February 29th 2020 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Buy your tickets via the Booking Link that has just been published.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra website (Here is a link to Tasmin's 2020 page - scroll to February)

Potton Hall
Venue: Potton Hall, Blythburgh Road, Westleton, Suffolk IP17 3EF (17th - 19th September 2019)

We have just seen some charming photos of Tasmin's last Chandos Recording Session with pianist Piers Lane
on Twitter which we would like to share with you. Click each thumbnail to enlarge.



1min clip from BBC Sounds
... below
Clip from Radio 3
Radio 3

3 days left to listen on BBC Radio 3
BBC RADIO 3 - LAST Saturday 7th September at 13:00

Tasmin Little opens up a selection of classical music from a violinist's point of view - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.


An adventure in texture
Violinist Tasmin Little discusses the Gloria from David Briggs' Mass for Notre Dame.

Click on BBC RADIO 3 icon to hear this on Saturday. 2hrs.

After Saturday it will be available for 30 days on BBC SOUNDS.

Bucharest, on THursday

From: Facebook page - BRITISH EMBASSY in ROMANIA, last Thursday

Hope to see you today at the Romanian Athenaeum for the chance to see Ms. Tasmin Little, one of the UK’s finest violinists, perform with Orchestre de Chambre Pelléas at the George Enescu Festival.

Ms. Little is a leading example of talent and dedication on the international music scene, with a wonderful and unique connection to Romania and most importantly, to George Enescu himself, being taught by Yehudi Menuhin, Enescu’s pupil. This is her first performance of the Sonata No. 3, a work that she knows intimately, however, from hearing Sir Yehudi Menuhin play it many times.

British Ambassador Andrew Noble had the chance to welcome Ms. Little to Bucharest yesterday and is looking forward to her performance today, which will surely be a testimony as to why #MusicIsGREAT! ����

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BBC Radio Ulster

Tasmin's Belfast Interview was aired on the "Classical Connections with John Toal" programme

on BBC Radio Ulster, Sunday, 4th August between 15:00 and 17:00. (click link to listen)

Click on the ULSTER BBC Logo, scroll forward to 26min 50 sec

and you'll come to Tasmin's interview on "Listen Again".

Foe Pre-Orders,
click the logo above.
Featured on Slipped Disc, (click logo) this morning, the world’s most-read cultural website.


By Matt Newton
on July 4, 2019

In 1991, Hamburg-based record label Teldec Classics embarked on a fruitful partnership with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The British Line was soon to become an essential series of critically acclaimed digital recordings of major works alongside some lesser-known gems by some of Britain’s most celebrated composers. The series – collected here for the first time – features guest soloists including Tasmin Little, Thomas Hampson and Amanda Roocroft. The 16 CD box set includes bonus disc – Last Night of The Proms: The 100th Season – recorded live in concert in 1994 and featuring star soloists Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir Bryn Terfel.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Thomas Hampson, Tasmin Little, Jean Rigby Amanda Roocroft, Patricia Rozario, Graham Sheen, Sir Bryn Terfel

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Sir Andrew Davis

Chandos is 40 years old

CHANDOS RECORDS is 40 years young!

Tasmin enjoyed a very special celebration at the 40th anniversary of Chandos Records -
the boat was full of friends and colleagues and some of the artists gathered together for this special photo!

Please click the thumbnail on the left to see the enlargement.
A lovely review of Tasmin's and John Lenehan's Chandos CD (Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth & Amy Beach- CHAN 20030) appeared in Australia's interesting LIMELIGHT Music Magazine yesterday.
Read it here by pressing the LIMELIGHT button.
The latest edition of BBC Music Magazine carries an
article about Tasmin receiving the first

BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year Award.

You may read this here, by clicking on Tasmin's thumbnail photo.


READ IT here
(click logo)

INTERVIEW by Katherine Cooper of Presto Classical - 11 April 2019

Title: Tasmin Little reflects on her career

Shortly before she was crowned Personality of the Year at last night’s BBC Music Magazine Awards, Tasmin spoke to me about her motivation for stepping away from performance at this stage in her life, the changes she’s witnessed in the recording industry over the past three decades, and how she plans to spend her time after packing away her violin…

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS 2019 (Award Ceremony at Kings Place 10/4/2019)

A new category was added to the Awards this year: the BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year.
This was awarded to violinist Tasmin Little for her contribution to classical music over the course of her career.

We have seen some photos on different posts.

The 1st is a photo of the Award being presented to Tasmin at Kings Place.

Photo 2 and 3 are showing the Award sitting proudly on Tasmin's mantlepiece and with her frequent piano partner
Piers Lane and a friend at the "post-event" party at Kings Place.

Here is the official BBC PHOTO of all the Category Winners, Tasmin, Front Right

Virginia Arts Festival

click logo for Festival website

Tasmin will be at the Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA, USA
Thursday week (April 16 - 19, 2019)

Williamsburg Winery
Millet Studio

Both concerts are SOLD OUT
Soundcloud link

TheChinaCurrent @JamesChau interviewed me about my musical career, the @MenuhinSchool and my experiences in China in 1982
on this week’s podcast episode. Give it a listen!

Winspear Centre

Winspear Centre

On Saturday, 23rd March, Tasmin played in Edmonton, Canada.
Venue: Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Canada

Tasmin played SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto

Here is a happy photo of Tasmin with Rune Bergman taken at the rehearsals for this concert ...

Gramophone Review
Tasmin is delighted by this review
of her Chandos CD of Walton's
Violin Concerto which appeared
this week in Gramophone Magazine.

Top 10 Walton recordings

Gramophone - 20th March 2019

Ten great albums of William Walton's music from Edward Gardner, Richard Hickox, Andrew Litton, André Previn and many more ...

Read the review here ...
Gramophone Review
A first Tweet by Tasmin from Edmonton ....

This appeared on the VIOLIN CHANNEL last night: (Click below to be taken to the channel)

The Violin Channel

Tasmin is delighted that her latest CD is now one of Editor's Choices in these three here:

Presto Editor's Choice
February 2019

Editor's Choice
Gramophone Magazine
March 2019

Chamber Choice
BBC Music Magazine
March 2019
Opinion Michael White
In Tuesday's TELEGRAPH, Michael White had a blog entry titled "Extended Intervals".

Tasmin thought it "adorable" ... :-) "What we need is a second referendum to persuade this leaver to remain ..."

Read it here by clicking the logo. Enjoy!
Tasmin was delighted to hear this week that in the March issue of GRAMOPHONE Magazine her new CD
of women composers Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth and Amy Beach is one of Michael Cullingford's picks
of the finest recordings of March 2019. Click the GRAMOPHONE logo, to read more ....
The Sunday Times
There is an interview by Hugh Canning in last week's Sunday Times entitled:
Little has decided to retire next summer, at only 55:
‘I never thought of myself playing until the day I dropped dead!’

read it here (click logo) if you have a digital subscription to The Sunday Times.

Here is a copy of the interview text.
BBC - Sounds
This has recently been published:

In Tune Highlights

Spell Songs and Tasmin Little

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from the last week on In Tune (click logo)
A photo of Tasmin playing ROXANNA PANUFNIK's - Four World Seasons with the LONDON MOZART PLAYERS at
Weston Hall, University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF last Thursday, 14th February.

Tasmin also received her 4th Honorary Doctorate (photo below) from the University of West London that night.

The Herald
A charming review of Tasmin's Stratford-upon-Avon performance on February 5th

appeared yesterday in the HERALD. Titled "Renaissance Woman" Read it here. (PDF)
Ludwig van Toronto

Tasmin Little Reminds Us Just How Much We'll Miss Her
By Norman Lebrecht on February 8, 2019

Read the article here. (Click Ludwig van Toronto link)
Classical Music

February issue
February issue
An article in this month' Classical Music Magazine (February 2019) titled: "These women's works":

Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog
Last Thursday, music journalist and author Jessica Duchen, published a very lovely review

in appreciation of Tasmin's work over the years on her widely read blog.

Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog (always worth reading)

Read it here and enjoy!

Click on Thumbnail Logo left.
Apple Music A-List
We are delighted to have found this entry a couple of days ago on APPLE Music Preview:

After combing through countless releases each week, our editors select their favorites for The A-List: Classical—the best new recordings from across the genre. This playlist is updated regularly, so if you like a track, add it to your library.


Click Here

For a CHANDOS video clip from the recording session.

The New Release - 1st February 2019

Tasmin Little Plays Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth & Amy Beach

Tasmin Little (violin) with John Lenehan (piano)

STRAD Magazine

You can read the Strad Magazine article here now. (click logo)

A first review has come in from THE ARTS FUSE. Please click the logo.

Here is THE ARTS FUSE LINK (3rd review)

Classical Source
A review has come in from Classical Source. Click logo to read it.

Order from the above.

Here is a fabulous review which appeared in the March issue of BBC Music Magazine, titled "Little strikes Gold with Female Composers". author: Steph Power

Tasmin had a fabulous day last Sunday at the Workshop for Oasby Music Group Ensembles.
(see photos)

Oasby Music Group on Twitter

Last Sunday 27th January at 13:00 - 18:15

Venue: The Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7UF

Laura Gardiner and the Oasby Music Group

Workshop for Oasby Music Group Ensembles

Tasmin will coach an Education Workshop for string ensembles, aged 6-17

Information from Laura Gardiner site (scroll to 27th January 2019)

New Vic Theatre
Lively BLOG review of January 23rd ecent - AN EVENING WITH TASMIN LITTLE - Keele Concerts Series:

Many’s the time – in these very pages – I’ve wished musicians would speak to us more about what they’re playing. Well, three cheers for violinist Tasmin Little, whose appearance at the New Vic in Hartshill was more of “an evening with” than a “concert featuring.” There were even questions and answers from the audience.

Mind you, I write as a huge fan. I have her recording of the Elgar violin concerto. I don’t play it, though. It just leaves me in bits.

This was the first concert in the new season of Concerts at Keele, but it was held at the New Vic under some sort of Arts Council code sharing arrangement.

It did mean that the violin sounded fabulous in the wonderful acoustic of that theatre in the round, but as always, some of the artist’s comments were lost as she turned towards other parts of the audience.

Nevertheless, Tasmin Little was very switched on to the sound she was making – as a performer must be – and she was adept at turning to make sure the whole room was covered.

And so we learnt, for instance, about things like bariolage and tremolando, both of which featured in her transcription of Albeniz’s Leyenda – better known as a guitar piece, but sounding remarkably authentic on the violin, thanks to these sorts of tricks.

We found out that the bow is almost as important as the violin. She came on with two – one to play the Albeniz, strong enough to put up with what can only be described as bow abuse, and a second to produce the lovely sound she makes normally.

We learnt that she used to practice for eight hours a day in her twenties, but is now down as low as four. That’s what it takes to become a great performer.

She played one of the most difficult works in the repertory, Ysaye’s third sonata, Ballade. And she had the cheek to tell us it was so difficult she was expecting a cheer and whooping when it was over. No problem, actually.

I was less enthusiastic about Hora Bessarabia, a two-year-old work by her friend Roxanna Panufnik, based, according to the composer, on Romanian gypsy music with Bulgarian gypsy rhythm. It calls on the performer to stamp her feet in true gypsy fashion. Hmmm. Call me old-fashioned. Others do.

She played some of the best-known Bach works either side of the interval – the Chaconne from the D minor Partita and the Loure, Gavotte and Gigue from the E major.

She was playing the Loure and Gavotte near the Victoria Falls when she realised the audience was looking past her. She turned and found herself facing a hippopotamus which had emerged from the river and was listening intently to the Bach. She completed the work, and the animal duly submerged.

So now you know. If you’re ever faced with a musical hippo, just keep playing. Chris Ramsden
This month BBC Music Magazine has an article by Kate Bolton-Porciatti
about Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The violinist's view about "Winter"
has been written by Tasmin. You may read this here.

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:
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)
tweeted this a few days ago, after her Melbourne Master Class

"Loved giving Master Classes in this stunning Hall"


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:

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

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
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

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.
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.


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
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 >>>)
Friday November 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Sunday November 18. 2018
(details in ISSUU brochure)
Saturday March 23, 2019
Saturday November 10, 2018
7:30 PM
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

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


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)
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)

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)
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


(No longer available)


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.

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."
Buy from Chandos
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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

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
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

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)

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

Slipped Disc Pre-Order