British violinist Tasmin Little has today announced her intension to retire from performing — effective from 2020.
A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, the 53-year-old violinist has given more than 2,000 performances over the past 30 years – including 20 appearances at London’s BBC Proms Festival and almost 50 recordings.
“My performing career has taken me to every continent of the globe, to most of the major concert halls with a wondrous array of international orchestras and incredible conductors …” Tasmin has today told The Violin Channel.
“I have enjoyed every moment of it and treasured all the opportunities that a life in music has given to me … but now it is time for me to embrace a new perspective and relish new challenges and opportunities,” she has said.
Tasmin has indicated she is keen to focus more on eduction and on non-performing projects – including serving on the jury of international competitions.
TASMIN LITTLE | ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTO IN B MINOR | SIR ANDREW DAVIS & BBC SYMPHONY | 2011 BBC PROMS FESTIVAL