TASMIN LITTLE has played with many of the world’s greatest orchestras in a career that has taken her to every continent. In addition to regular solo performances, she has play/directed orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber, European Union Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Recently, she returned to China, Singapore, Dublin and Philadelphia, made her debut in Dubai in December and in March 2012 she gave the world premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s Four World Seasons with the London Mozart Players. Forthcoming performances in 2012-13 include her debuts with St Louis Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and her return to Warsaw, return performances in Perth and Tasmania, her second curation of a 3-day festival of chamber music at London’s Kings Place, a celebrity recital in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall with Martin Roscoe, performances in London’s South Bank Centre and five recording projects for Chandos Records.
Her discography reflects her wide-ranging repertoire and includes twenty-five recordings. Her recording of all the four Delius Violin Sonatas with Piers Lane won the prized Diapason d’Or. Ms. Little won the much-coveted “Critic’s Choice” award for her Elgar disc at the May 2011 Classic BRIT Awards Ceremony. Ms. Little is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, is a Fellow of the Guildhall of Music and Drama, is President of ESTA (European String Teachers Association), an Ambassador for Youth Music, and has received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. In 2009, she received a prestigious Gold Badge Award for services to music. 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.