Updated: Aug 26, 2021
28 June 2019
Stonegate Village Hall
A wonderful evening was had by all as we listened to the world famous violinist Tasmin Little. She dazzled audiences with a performance of outstanding virtuosity. Tasmin introduced several pieces and her warm personality shone through as she answered questions from a spell-bound audience. Tasmin played on her 1757 Giovanni Battista Gaudagnini violin.
Earlier in the day she thrilled pupils at Stonegate Primary School with an informal recital where she inspired the children with her playing.
Tasmin Little is one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the World’s most prestigious venues including The Carnegie Hall, The Vienna Konzerthaus, The Barbican and The Royal Albert Hall.
Tasmin has enjoyed a very active recital life performing at major festivals and venues throughout the UK including BBC broadcast recitals from The Wigmore Hall to The Cheltenham Festival; however, she enjoys playing for small communities and inspiring young people.
Tasmin is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a vice president of the Elgar Society, an ambassador for the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts and for Youth Music and has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and the City of London. In 2016 she was awarded honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded the Gold Badge Award for services to music and in 2012 Tasmin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List.
Profits made from this concert and our production of Murder By Misadventure earlier in the year totalled £15,500 making our grand total to date £152,500. Charities benefiting in 2019 were:
Band Without Boundaries, Shelter, St Michael’s Hospice and Free Of Hope.