Lizzie enjoyed chatting to Jack Pepper in a recent interview for his ‘Culture Bunker’ programme on Scala Radio last week-you can replay the interview here https://planetradio.co.uk/scala-radio/player/
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.
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
Shoreham Academy hosted students from United Learning schools in Sussex as they took part in Classical Kicks Remix-ED – an interactive, engaging show which aims to make classical music accessible to young people.
The performance was also attended by students from The Regis School. Both schools are part of United Learning, a national group of academies and independent schools, which commissioned the show from Classical Kicks to bring the new GCSE music curriculum to life for students.
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.
She sings, she plays violin, she’s toured with Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson and now she’s our October Guest