Curator

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"

JOYCE HYTNER

Recent Curator Events

CORRIDO World Press Acclaimed Premiere at V&A

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CORRIDO: A Ballad for the Brave, premiered on 2nd November to a sold out audience and standing ovation. Lizzie’s combined credits for the show as Lead Violinist, Vocalist, Composer, Co-Producer and Co-Creator set the scene for a tremendously bright and altogether fitting celebration for Mexico’s Day of the Dead Festival. The show was hosted exclusively by the museum as a part of the hugely successful Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up exhibition, in which many of Frida‘s personal possessions left the shores of her beloved Mexico for the first time in 50 years.

Lizzie shared the stage with Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, Chilean guitarist Jorge Bravo, Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and award-winning, critically acclaimed Actress and Director, Eve Best.

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CORRIDO: A Ballad for the Brave is an immersive concert which pays musical homage to artistic self-expression, amplifying female voices and honouring established heroines, including the life and works of Frida Kahlo. Drawing inspiration from the cultural landscape of her time, the concert carries an audience on an impressionistic audio-visual journey through exquisite music, original art and animation, and bold video design.

Behind-the-scenes the piece starred some of the entertainment industry’s most talented production team in Director, Co-Producer and Writer, Emily Blacksell (Old Vic),  Animator and Art-Director, Coline Brun-Naujalis, Sound Designer, John Leonard and Video and Light Designer, Rod Machlachlan.

It’s no wonder that the show was welcomed with international press acclaim and riotous applause from as far away as Mexico itself where the show was celebrated as ‘a triumphant debut of a show honouring Mexico, Frida and other strong women of the age’. Read further on the El Universal website.

For more information about the show and to download its Programme, visit the V&A website.

CORRIDO Animation by Coline Brun-Naujalis

Lizzie host the first Classical Kicks Festival

 

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Lizzie is delighted to host the first Classical Kicks Festival in the beautiful surroundings of the Cavendish Hall in the Chatsworth Estate this coming November 17/18/19. We are already SOLD OUT for both evening performances on 17/18, but there are tickets available for the afternoon concert on Sat 18th and lunchtime concert on Sunday 19th for which children are also very welcome. See flyer and events page for more details and to book please email offerton@icloud.com or call +44 (0) 7785 354 015

 

Lizzie to tour U.S and Mexico , and host her first festival

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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 🙂

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Brand New Classical Kicks Remix-ED Kids Show commissioned by United Learning


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/

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Classical Kicks adds a second residency to its belt with St. James Theatre Studio

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.