Happy New Year everyone -hope 2017 treating you well so far. Delighted to announce the first wave of my 2017 engagements including a tour to the U.S with Judith Owen, a happy return to Mexico to continue my work as Ambassador of Prisma , Morgan Szymanski’s wonderful foundation , and to perform a series of recitals and concerts with him in some of Mexicos finest concert venues, and much more. I will also be hosting the very first Classical Kicks Festival this year in my home county of Derbyshire and cant wait to bring you more news on artist line up and venue details. Watch this space 🙂
Lizzie created Classical Kicks in 2012, born in the upstairs bar of Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in Soho (where it still holds a residency), as an alternative way to view really good classical music and musicians who also love to incorporate other styles of music. Since then Lizzie has grown the brand to create tailor-made concert, corporate and performance experiences (available to book) , for world class clients, artists and brands, including JW Marriott, Bestival and DJ Rob Da Bank, and Richard Reed (Innocent Smoothies founder). In addition to their consistently sold out shows at Ronnies (12 so far), Classical Kicks also held a sellout six concert series in the fabulous St.James Theatre Studio this year, which focussed on curated musical themes and inspirations including Latin America, women in classical music, and The Great American Songbook.
"LIZZIE HAS SHOWN HERSELF NOT ONLY AS A WORLD CLASS MUSICIAN BUT ALSO HAS THAT RARE GIFT OF A HIGHLY SKILLED PRODUCER WHO KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO KEEP HER AUDIENCE ENRAPTURED FROM BEGINNING TO END"
Recent Curator Events
Lizzie is excited to present Remix-ED, the very first Classical Kicks show for children and schools as commissioned by United Learning. Lizzie and the UL team have been extremely busy in recent months creating this exciting project which focusses on bringing curriculum GCSE set pieces of classical music, amongst others, to life using an 8-piece band of the best of Classical Kicks’ favourite musicians and directed by acclaimed educator and musician Kevin Hathway. For more info on the project, which premieres next week in United Learning Schools, please visit this link http://musicpa.unitedlearningblogs.org.uk/classical-kicks-bringing-gcse-music-to-life/
Lizzie has enjoyed curating a six-concert Classical Kicks series for the St. James Theatre Studio this year, exploring a wide range of musical themes and inviting an array of super talented artists to perform. Highlights have included “Bach, New Orleans and Whiskey” which involved the brilliant James Pearson Trio with Financial Times Spirits Journalist Alice Lascelles, interpersing with her anecdotes of New Orleans cocktail history, to live tango dancing from Raquel Greenberg and flamenco fire from Demi Garcia and Tony Tonks, to operatic classics with rising stars Barbara Barradas and Alberto Sousa.
Classical Kicks Productions presents a Private Party for Richard Reed (Founder of Innocent Smoothies).
Lizzie has been recently turning her hand to curating bespoke musical experiences using the Classical Kicks model for private clients. Richard Reed (celebrated entrepreneur and co-founder of Innocent Smoothies) was delighted with his recent party that explored an African/Turkish/Rap/Street theme.
Lizzie’s recent collaboration with Rob da Bank using a deconstructed orchestra version of her Classical Kicks group was born earlier this summer for a unique project opening a brand new J.W Marriott hotel in Venice.
Lizzie was delighted to be invited to perform at Bestival with the Rob Da Bank project, where this time the collaboration featured UK Voice 2015 Runner Up opera star Lucy O Byrne. Click here for an exclusive Huffington Post announcement .