” One of the supremely great violinists of our time” Music-Web International
” Little can justly be regarded as Britain’s finest violinist ” Independent
Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent and in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.
Tasmin’s concerto appearances include those with Adelaide, City of Birmingham, London, Melbourne, Seattle, Singapore, and St. Louis Symphonies; the Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, Malaysian, London, Netherlands Radio, Royal Liverpool and Royal Philharmonics; the Gewandhaus, Ulster and all the BBC Orchestras; The Philharmonia and Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto – Casa da Musica.
Tasmin’s discography and performance schedule reflect her wide-ranging repertoire and she has given numerous World Premiere performances including concerti by Willem Jeths, Robin de Raaf, Stuart MacRae, Robert Saxton and Dominic Muldowney. Her newly commissioned work, Four World Seasons by Roxanna Panufnik, was premiered as a live broadcast on the BBC and she remains one of the few violinists to perform Ligeti’s challenging Violin Concerto performing it in Berlin, New York, Salzburg, Amsterdam and Philadelphia.
As a recital and chamber music artist she returns to The Wigmore Hall., Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and all the major UK Festivals regularly. Recent recitals have taken her to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Godella, Dubai, Malta, and to the Newport, Eastern Music and
Chauttauqua International Music Festivals in the USA.
Tasmin is an exclusive recording artist for Chandos Records. Her extensive discography includes her multi award winning recordings of the Elgar, Britten, Szymanowski, Walton, Karlowicz, Beethoven Triple, Delius, Coleridge Taylor, and Haydn Wood Violin Concerti, and Sonatas by Strauss, Respighi, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Fauré, Bridge, Ireland, Bliss, Walton and Britten. Her World Premiere recording of Roxanna Panufnik’s Four World Seasons is coupled with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
In 2008, Tasmin launched her project, The Naked Violin, aimed at breaking down barriers to classical music by releasing a free CD for download on her website, and by performing in communities where music is rarely heard. Within days of the CD release, 6,500 websites had linked to Tasmin’s site and within a few months, more than half a million people had visited and downloaded. The project was filmed for television by ITV’s The South Bank Show.
Tasmin Little is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (FGSM), a Vice President of the Elgar Society, an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, and for Youth Music, and has received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. In 2016, she was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM) by the Academy and the University of London. She is the recipient of the Gold Badge Award for Services to Music and in 2012 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.