RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
English violinist Tasmin Little was born in London on 13 May 1965. She studied with Pauline Scott at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music. She was a finalist in the 1982 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. She plays a 1757 Guadagnini instrument and also has, loaned from the Royal Academy of Music (where she is a visiting professor), the 1708 'Regent' Stradivarius. She has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras, and on all continents. She also play/directs and conducts orchestras. She was artistic director of a successful festival, Delius Inspired, in 2006. Her wide-ranging repertoire is reflected in her discography, which includes Bruch, Brahms, Karlowicz and Arvo Pärt.
Ensemble. Familiar Pieces Heard Afresh - Mike Wheeler has some thoughtful comments on a performance by Tasmin Little, Duncan Riddell, Thierry Fischer and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ensemble. Sonic Transparency - Fabien Gabel and the Royal Philharmonic impress Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Expressive Nuances - Holst, Mozart and Sibelius from Tasmin Little and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Enjoyable Performances - Tasmin Little plays Strauss and Respighi, heard by Ron Bierman. '... a winning program ...'
Ensemble. Superb Control - Wagner, Bruch and Elgar in Nottingham, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Elgar and Bax - A sepia album from World War I, heard by George Balcombe. '... intense emotion, beautifullly replicated ...'
DVD Spotlight. Extreme Individuality - A film about Delius, seen by Paul Sarcich. '... a commendable breadth.'