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Tasmin Little (violin) and Martin Roscoe (piano)

June 8, 2015, 7.30pm, Civic Hall, Uppermill, Lee Street, Uppermill OL3 6AE
Tickets: £17.50

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

  Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, masterclasses, workshops and community outreach work, and her discography and performance schedule reflect her wide-ranging repertoire.

She is an exclusive recording artist for Chandos Records. Her recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra garnered outstanding critical acclaim and was awarded the Critic's Choice Award in the 2011 Classic BRIT Awards. Further awards include a Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation for her ground-breaking musical outreach programme, The Naked Violin.

Tasmin Little is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in June 2012, she 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.

With an extraordinary career spanning over 4 decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.

With a repertoire of over 100 concertos performed or recorded Martin works regularly with many of the UK’s leading orchestras and  has worked with many eminent conductors, including performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Christoph von Dohnányi.

An equally prolific recitalist, Martin has also performed regularly across Europe, the Far East, Australasia and South Africa. His chamber music partnerships include long-standing associations with Tasmin Little and and one of his most important chamber music collaborations which has developed in recent years: the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio. Together the trio have performed many times across the UK, including a performance in Saddleworth in October 2013.

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