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 🙂
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
Lizzie was delighted to be invited back onto BBC Radio 3 In Tune with her long time collaborator James Pearson and Sam Burgess to perform tracks from their forthcoming tour of their Reunion Project, a homage to Stephane Grappelli and George Shearing.
Lizzie is delighted to be featured twice in November , on the 5th and 16th, in the new Live at Zedel Series at the wonderful Crazy Coqs in Brasserie Zedel. November 5th is a duo show with James Pearson featuring very special guest Carleen Anderson, and November 16th is a show tributing The Reunion album of Stephane Grappelli and George Shearing, with The James Pearson Trio. For more details and to book please visit https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel
Lizzie and James are delighted to share this special new project of theirs, a collection of transcriptions and arrangements by Andrew Cottee and James taken from the iconic “Reunion” Grappelli/Shearing album of 1973. Here they are performing a few chosen numbers in duet version, including Time after Time and Folks who Live on the Hill.
Lizzie kicked off the brand new Classical Kicks series at St.James Theatre Studio in London in style earlier this year, featuring 5 of her most favourite musicians. Lizzie was delighted to welcome back the brilliant Martynas Levickis on accordion, aswell as the brilliant James Pearson on piano. With CK stellar rhythm section Emma Smith and James Turner.
Lizzie has been concertmaster of Nigel Kennedy’s own orchestra (the Orchestra of Life) since 2010. The recently released “New Four Seasons” (Sony Records) features Lizzie in this role.