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Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe to record the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 25th October 2013

We are delighted to announce that over the next two seasons Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe will record the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano for Chandos Records. This double disc will be ready for release in 2016 and the sonatas will be available in performance for all presenters over the coming three seasons, either as a series or as individual concerts. Interest in the series is already very strong so please do contact us for further details and programmes.


The Arcadia Quartet tour the UK and Ireland

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 18th October 2013

The United Kingdom and Ireland welcomes the winners of the 2012 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Arcadia Quartet to their shores in a tour of 25 concerts which take them from Penzance to Aberdeen and from the Wigmore Hall to Galway

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London Conchord Ensemble – Live in Concert from Champs Hill on Radio 3

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 22nd September 2013

Following their appearance in this year’s Proms Chamber Music series at Cadogan Hall, London Conchord Ensemble returned to BBC Radio 3 with a programme of music performed live from the Music Room at Champs Hill, West Sussex on 6 October 2013. The programme included works by Mozart, Weber, Britten and Brahms.


BBC Proms debut for London Conchord Ensemble

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 22nd September 2013

London Conchord Ensemble with guest artist, Robin Tritchler, made a stunning BBC Proms debut on Monday at a sold-out Cadogan Hall. The programme included the Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind, a work which the ensemble are now synonymous with having recorded all of Poulenc’s chamber music and played the sextet in particular to enormous acclaim throughout the UK, Europe and America. They also performed Imogen Holst’s Phantasy String Quartet, Warlock’s devastating beautiful song cycle ‘The Curlew’ and Ades’ wonderful and eclectic arrangement of Couperin’s Les barricades misterieuses.

It was a delight to hear such an energetic group as the London Conchord Ensemble explore these examples of emotionally-varied and -mostly – early 20th century music. I look forward to my next opportunity to hear them again’ Philip May, Backtrack, Aug 2013


Windsor Festival International String Competition

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

Following an exceptional night with performances of the very highest calibre, violinist Benjamin Baker is awarded First Prize in the 4th Windsor Festival International String Competition.  Prizes were presented in Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle by HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Benjamin said “This is the big one that I have been working towards for some time and to have one this prestigious competition is unbelievably exciting.  It’s only just sinking in”.  Benjamin will return to Windsor Festival on 27 September 2013 to perform a concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Second Prize was awarded to Japanese violinist, Yuka Ishizuka with Korean violinist, Marisol Lee, receiving Third Prize.


Tasmin Little

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

Chandos has just released a new CD with works by Lutoslawski featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner and Tasmin Little playing Partita and Chain 2.

“The BBC SO and Edward Gardner, in the latest of this excellent series, capture the range of moods eloquently. They’re joined by Tasmin Little, a powerful soloist in Partita and Chain 2. The Polish composer, neglected of late, wholly deserves this attention in his centenary year.” Fiona Maddocks The Observer

“Partita and Chain 2, two 1980s violin concertos noted for their expressive intensity, a quality matched by Tasmin Little’s performances”. Andrew Clarke Financial Times

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Tasmin Little

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

Tasmin and pianist, Piers Lane have recorded a new CD of Violin Sonatas by Strauss and Respighi which was released by Chandos Records in February.

“Both sonatas are played here with complete understanding and spontaneity, and bring moments of musical virtuosity.  Piers Lane is a first-class pianist and forms a fine partnership with Tasmin Little , whose tone is caught with great beauty, for the Chandos recording is completely real and naturally balanced”  Ivan March, Gramophone Review, February 2013

“Tasmin Little and Piers Lane turn in one of the most satisfying performances I’ve heard. Their judicious choice of tempos allows the music to breathe naturally.  They also display an intense sympathy with Strauss’s melodic style, especially in their delicate and atmospheric account of the slow movement”   – BBC Music Chamber Choice, Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine, February 2013

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Tasmin Little

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe record a recital disc for the Chandos label in early June 2013. Hear them play some of this programme in May and June 2013 when they play recitals together in Pinner Music Festival, Wendover Music, The Sage, Gateshead, Mananan Festival, and Winchester Festival.


Tasmin Little

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

Tasmin Little’s curatorship at Kings Place in April 2013 was a sublime tour de force. ‘From Bach to Bartok’ included three days of music making with John Lenehan, Martin Roscoe, Nicholas Korth, Thomas Carroll and Joan Enric Lluna and music that included Brahms, Schubert, Ravel, Bartok and Bach.


London Conchord Ensemble

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 1st May 2013

London Conchord Ensemble have a superb summer of festival music making ahead of them with concerts at Thaxted Festival (23rd June), East Neuk Festival (4th July), Cheltenham Festival (13th July) and the BBC Proms (19th August). We look forward to seeing you there.


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