Recent Mentor Events

Lizzie to give talk at Royal Academy of Music, and several exciting 2024 festival appearances announced

Happy New Year to you all! I will be performing some fantastic music this year, including my tribute to Gershwin with James Pearson for Gershwin’s 100 years since Rhapsody in Blue, aswell as our rip-roaring tribute to Bacharach, our own duo Encounter with Gershwin programme and much more. Full list of dates on my ‘live’ page. I’ll kick off 2024 with a talk at the Royal Academy of Music as a Guest Speaker for their Artist Development week. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2024 🙂



Lizzie is awarded the RPS Enterprise Award for Set Your Stage



Lizzie is totally thrilled to announce that she has been awarded the Enterprise Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society, to help develop her new coaching and mentoring business Set Your Stage. The award will enable her to create a course for young creatives at the beginning of their journey to address a 360 degree approach to music making and project creating in order to help them achieve their most authentic selves in the musical workplace. More details coming soon about this course but in the meantime do check out Lizzie’s coaching page here on the site, aswell as her Instagram @setyourstagecoaching

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Lizzie recipient of Arts Council England Grant

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During lockdown, like so many artists, Lizzie has lost a great proportion of her income for the foreseeable short-medium term future. Whilst she pivots to change and develop the way she works at home, Lizzie is so pleased and proud to be the recipient of grant funding from the Arts Council England Emergency Relief fund. This vital support enables her to continue her work as an independent artist during this temporary wipeout of all possible live performance revenue and she is extremely thankful.

Lizzie Amongst The Daily Mail’s Top 50 Most Inspiring Femails

Lizzie Ball Included in Top 50 Fab FEMAILS

Lizzie is absolutely delighted to be included in a list of top 50 inspiring women as selected by a panel of Femail contributors in today’s Daily Mail. The piece was written to mark 50 years of the magazine. Lizzie shares the list with a list of truly remarkable women who are changing the world..’from cardiac surgeons to cricket bosses, and technology supremos to television whizz kids, the scope and range of these women is truly remarkable.’

Read the full article here.

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CORRIDO World Press Acclaimed Premiere at V&A


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’.

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

CORRIDO Animation by Coline Brun-Naujalis

Another successful visit to Mexico in Lizzie’s role as ambassador for Prisma


Lizzie returned home from Mexico just a few days ago , having completed another successful tour for PRISMA, Morgan Szymanski’s project set up to help children and the vulnerable by hosting workshops and concerts across the arts. Lizzie visited extremely remote schools, where children have little access to anything at all let alone artistic fun and games so it was an extremely life affirming and special experience to be able to share music making with these special ‘ninos’. Lizzie also visited the old peoples/learning difficulties home in Tepozlan , which brought home the power of music to uplift and help those who are mentally or physically challenged. GREAT fun was also had with the rest of the PRISMA TEAM including crazy brilliant Irish percussionist Peter Crann, who made an entire percussion orchestra out of garbage for the children so that every child had an instrument to play, for free! Experiences like these are special and few and far between.



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

Lizzie as Co-Founder of Tracks4Change

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Sorry for the silence folks, its been a busy time at LB HQ. Delighted to announce Tracks4Change, a songwriting competition which aligned democracy with the power of music for change. I co-founded T4C and have been quietly working on it for two years with a group of brilliant people. Together with our amazing judges Actress Maisie Williams , Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards MBE and Bestival Founder Rob Da Bank we have created the UK’s first purpose focussed songwriting competition for 16-22 year olds with something to say using music as their change-making tool. I will be doing some fun tricks and press in the comings weeks to highlight our mission, with the competitions deadline in only a few weeks time. Visit for more info on how you can enter…

Classical Kicks Creative Success in the Workplace

Lizzie has been busy creating another type of workshop together with co-collaborator cellist and expert cloud architect Adam Spiers. Earlier this year they piloted their brand new model at the acclaimed Judge Business School of Cambridge University.

The workshop experience is aimed at young business professionals in higher education aswell as for team building exercises and creative days in corporations and businesses.

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