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
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 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
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.’
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 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.