Tasmin Little, the well-known British violinist loves performing. She talks about her approach to practising, how she manages extremely difficult pieces and the particular demands of all the different types of concerts she does. She talks about balancing the different aspects of her life, and how, as a mother with two children, she finds domesticity keeps her down to earth as well as feeding into the music she plays.

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Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

Tasmins concerto appearances include those with 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.

Tasmin’s multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, masterclasses, workshops and community outreach work, and her discography and performance schedule reflect her wide-ranging repertoire.

Tasmin is an exclusive recording artist for Chandos Records. Her recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra garnered outstanding critical acclaim and was awarded the Critic’s Choice Award in the 2011 Classic BRIT Awards. Further awards include a Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation for her ground-breaking musical outreach programme, The Naked Violin, a Diapason d’Or for her disc of Delius violin sonatas with Piers Lane, and a Gold Badge Award for Services to Music.

The 2014/2015 season includes her debut in Canada, playing playing Korngolds Violin Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and her debut in Mexico in February 2015, playing Holst, Ravel and Vaughan Williams. She returns to Istanbul for a performance of Sibelius Concerto and, later in 2015 to Warsaw to play Szymanowski 2nd Concerto.  Performances within the UK include Mendelssohn Concerto with Bournemouth Symphony and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras, and Piazzolla, Panufnik and Vivaldi which she will play/direct with the London Mozart Players, as well as recitals with her long-standing pianist partners, Piers Lane and Martin Roscoe, including at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Tasmin Little is an Ambassador for The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts, is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an Ambassador for Youth Music, and has received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. In June 2012, Tasmin Little was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, for Services to Music. She plays a 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.