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.’
Lizzie has recently created a Classical Kicks schools workshop project called “Classical Kicks Shine”, due to premiere in 2016. In addition to this Lizzie has designed “Classical Kicks Creative Success in the Workplace” a workshop designed to help businesses with their teamwork challenges. Both projects are available to book. Lizzie is also a Mentor of the City Music Foundation City Music Foundation , where she is asked to advise their team of talented young artists on their futures and choices.
"Thankyou so much for helping me to think as creatively as possible about my career path choices at this very important time for me"
Recent Mentor Events
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.
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
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.
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/
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 www.tracks4change.co.uk for more info on how you can enter…
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.
Lizzie recently visited her old school Lady Manners with CK have percussionist Pedro Segundo.