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.’
Lizzies multi faceted career is currently enjoying the following projects (available to book)
The Reunion Project -Lizzie Ball with the James Pearson Trio (tributes the swing jazz of the Grappelli and Shearing era)
Rob Da Bank and Lizzie Ball present Classical Kicks Deconstructed Orchestra with beats (current chart hits to old school house music)
Classical Kicks Quintet a unique compact show version of the Classical Kicks residency shows with music from Vivaldi to Elton John. Video coming soon
"Lizzie Ball lit the place on fire with one of her solos...."
Recent Performer 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’. 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 was recently awarded an honorary degree in recognition of her achievement in the field of music and her innovative and creative approach to classical music from University of Derby.
Upon receiving her degree, Lizzie performed to a standing ovation from all in attendance at University of Derby’s graduation ceremony at the Devonshire Dome on Saturday 10th November.
Ever the pioneer, Lizzie has lead an all female group directed by Grammy Award Winner, Steve Sidwell, for the much anticipated ‘Ariana Grande at the BBC’.
UK viewers can view the entire performance until the end of November on the BBC iPlayer.
Lizzie recently performed to a standing ovation as Orchestra Director and Soloist with the hugely talented Mikroorkéstra (founded by the hugely talented Martynas Levickis), at St. Catherine’s Church, Vilnus, Lithuania.
The performance was titled KINGS AND QUEENS, CASTLES AND LEGENDS and was an all English programme of Elgar, Holst and Walton, to honour the fallen for Remembrance Day, in a church that was a former prison for prisoners of war in World War Two. The evening featured Martynas Levickis as Artistic Director and Conductor, and Vilnus City Ensemble, Mikroorkéstra.
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 delighted to have been signed to Barry Ball Artists (no relation!) a US based agency who have taken on her brand new Lizzie Ball Live Show for Headline Appearances on the luxury cruise liners of Seaborn and Holland America. 2018 sees Lizzie (in between her other performances on land !), bringing her virtuosic high impact show to international audiences in 1000-seater onboard theatres accompanied by a stunning 6 -piece band and expertly produced backing tracks for a 45 minute show that truly dazzles, from Vivaldi to Bluegrass!
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 email@example.com or call +44 (0) 7785 354 015
Inspired by her recent travels to Mexico, Lizzie has been working on a brand new solo show called Viva La Vida con Frida, which takes a musical journey through the life and times of Mexican artist and female icon Frida Kahlo, together with her long time colleague and collaborator Morgan Syzmanski. The show will premiere at Chatsworth House’s Art Out Loud Festival this September 22nd 2017, alongside other great artists such as Grayson Perry, Jasper Conran and Tristram Hunt. She was recently featured in an article by Sothebys. You can read more here… http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/sotheby-s-at-large/2017/07/viva-frida-lizzie-ball-brings-an-icon-to-life-for-art-out-loud.html
Its been a busy time and Lizzie is delighted to announce her next wave of solo performances including at the Classic Isle, Buxton, and Art Out Loud, and Music at Malling Festivals. Please see the LIVE page for further details. Lizzie is also delighted to be re-joining the fab Judith Owen’s great band in Judith’s continued slot as Special Guest of the Bryan Ferry World Tour coming to Europe and further dates in the US announced throughout the summer…