LIZZIE is delighted to return to her home village of Hathersage in Derbyshire for a socially distanced open air event on both September 12th and 13th with the amazing James Pearson Trio! see below for details and to book tickets please visit https://hathersageplayers.org
Lizzie is available for a number of specially curated and created solo/chamber music shows, unique to Lizzie’s versatile musical ability across classical, jazz, folk and world music as both a violinist and vocalist. You can watch a selection of her live performances in her original showreel HERE
For further info on booking her current projects please visit her agent Laura Tear at Pro Artist LTAM at https://www.proartist-ltam.co.uk/artists/lizzie-ball
Recent Performer Events
Lizzie/Classical Kicks is delighted to be supported by the PRS Spotify Sustaining Creativity Fund-another vital lifeline for Lizzie to continue her work as an independent artist and also to plan the future for Classical Kicks, whilst live performances are not possible in the current coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Hope everyone is continuing to stay well and healthy. Like most of the professional music community, I have had most of my live performing schedule cancelled for the year and at present almost no live events are taking place throughout most of the world. In this very challenging time, I’ve pivoted and have been using the time at home to revisit my home studio and improve my skills in this area as well as enjoying new collaborations with other artists at home. These include film composer Edward Farmer-we are slowly building upon a body of collaborative work which we are excited about. I gave a sneak peak of this in a recent appearance on Scala Radio, for their popular Live Sessions, featuring one of his compositions for me ‘Rhapsody Inside’, written and performed in response to the challenging feelings of being in lockdown. In addition I featured a brilliant new arrangement of Paul Simon’s iconic song ‘The Boxer’ by James Turner, and a beautiful rendition of Time Remembered by Bill Evans featuring James Pearson on piano. If you want to hear my live broadcast you can listen here , I appear at 1h 44 mins! Listen to Lizzie Live on Scala Radio
Lizzie is delighted to announce she has new management representation from the excellent Pro Artist LTAM Agency, as their first Special Projects signing under their Manager and CEO Laura Tear. Joining an illustrious family of musical friends who appear on their roster including the Maxwell Quartet, Tom Poster, Morgan Szymanski, Aronowitz Ensemble and O Duo, Lizzie and Laura will be focusing on bookings for three of her Classical Kicks Productions as well as be available for wider programme requests as desired. READ MORE HERE https://www.proartist-ltam.co.uk/news/pro-artist-ltam-presents-violinist-and-vocalist-lizzie-ball
Lizzie will give her first Classical Kicks headline show at Ronnie Scott’s in the main house Nov 24th
Lizzie is DELIGHTED to announce the first Classical Kicks headline show in the downstairs venue of Ronnie Scott’s on Sunday November 24th 2019, collaborating with world renowned choir ‘The Sixteen’ and their acclaimed Founder/Director Harry Christophers CBE, together with her long time collaborators pianist and tour de force Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s James Pearson and accordion virtuoso Martynas Levickis.
Classical Kicks presents a unique journey from plainchant and medieval/renaissance song through to James Macmillan, Oscar Peterson and Brian Wilson and beyond. James Pearson, Lizzie Ball and Martynas Levickis collaborate with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in a one off opportunity to hear one of the worlds greatest vocal ensembles up close and personal in one of the worlds greatest jazz venues
Sunday November 24th Ronnie Scotts Main House Doors 6 30…. TO BOOK please visit www.ronniescotts.co.uk
Lizzie has had a super busy September so far, performing with Classical Kicks Ensemble on tour aswell as their return gig at Ronnie Scotts, and performing two special chamber concerts for the Oxford Philharmonic and renowned chef Raymond Blanc, and guesting with the wonderful Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as fitting quite a few hours the recording studio for some forthcoming projects…. She is currently working on a brand new show, a follow on from her show about Frida Kahlo. This time Lizzie will explore the life and times of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky in a Musical Portrait of the two titans and their contemporaries, alongside virtuoso accordionist Milos Milivojevic.
‘A Musical Portrait of Chanel and Stravinsky’ premieres THIS Thursday September 19th at 7pm as part of the fantastic Music at Malling Festival (directed by Tom Kemp) in the glorious All Saints Church in Tudeley, Kent, which has original stained glass windows by Marc Chagall himself. for tickets and more info please visit http://musicatmalling.com/current-festivals/#tabs-5
Lizzie was delighted to make a welcome return to Ronnie Scott’s upstairs bar with her Classical Kicks night, last Sunday September 8th. The night was a complete sellout and featured the most stellar line up of artists and music. The night ended with an amazing bagpipe rendition of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck played by David Colvin, complete with CK band. Videos and photos coming soon!
Lizzie was delighted to be interviewed for Johnian Alumni Blog last week-this is the college that she attended at her time reading Music at Cambridge University. Read here for the full interview which included a career retrospective and details the joy of finding kindred spirits to collaborate with, referring to her recent partnership with Emily Blacksell, co-creator of their show Corrido: A Ballad for the Brave https://medium.com/@stjohnscamalumni/career-spotlight-lizzie-ball-d0bac591fb82