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Tasmin Little giving violin masterclass

Students from the Strings Department at RBC enjoyed a masterclass by celebrated violinist Tasmin Little on Wednesday (14 February).

Tasmin, who has been awarded an OBE and a CBE for services to music, also critiqued a number of performances during a three-hour session in the Recital Hall.

Interim Head of Strings Nick Stringfellow said it was an “exciting and enlightening day” for students.

“Within minutes of being in the building, Tasmin was already sharing transformative and innovative ideas,” he said.

“She gave a fantastic masterclass, urging students to search for more clarity in their interpretations and dig deeper into the music. It was a really interactive afternoon for the violinists who participated in this rewarding experience.”

A concert soloist who has performed with some of the world’s most famous orchestras, including The Hallé, New York Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic, Tasmin trained under violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin.

She continues to champion classical music and has recorded numerous albums during her career, winning the Critics Award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011 for her recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto.

Principal Stephen Maddock said: “RBC is always delighted to welcome great artists from around the musical world and it was a special treat for our string students to have the opportunity to be coached by Tasmin Little, one of the finest violinists the UK has produced in the last few decades. They will all benefit from her wise words and encouragement.”

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