Lizzie was delighted to return to Buxton International Festival last week to perform 2 sell out performances of her brand new show about the life and times of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky with accordionist Milos Milivojevic. This show will have further outings in 2023.
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 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
Lizzie is delighted to announce TWO live shows on June 29th 2021 at the fabulous CRAZY COQS in London -her first in front of a live audience since the long winter UK lockdown. Come and let us SWING you into Summer! Lizzie appears with two amazing musicians Misha Mullov-Abbado on bass, and Nick Fitch on guitar both of whom are making some serious waves in the jazz scene! Lizzie will perform 2 shows at 7pm and 9pm. Featuring music by Grappelli, Chick Corea and more! For more info and tickets click HERE
Promoted by JBGB Events, tables socially distanced and room fully ventilated to Covid 19 regulations. Photo of Lizzie by Lezli Rose
I am beyond excited to announce that Classical Kicks has been given a Livestream show in the main room of Ronnie Scott’s on Sunday, Feb 28th! Considering the past year and lack of live Shows, I am incredibly excited to be presenting this amazing line up of the cream of CK musicians, presenting a whistle stop show that takes in music from Brian Wilson to Bluegrass, with some jazz classics thrown in and maybe even a classical take of an old Peggy Lee classic! Dont miss it. Full details and line up at the Ronnie Scott’s website here MORE INFO here To attend is free of charge, but please consider a donation towards the musicians here at this difficult time you can do that here. We cannot wait to entertain you all once more, even in a lockdown! Photo by LezliRose
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/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