Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. Tasmin has decided to pursue new directions from Summer 2020. Therefore, this concert in Wendover is one of her final appearances. She will play as a duo with the acclaimed young Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney Piano competition.
Bach Sonata in E major BWV 1016
Arvo Pårt Fratres
Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op.108
Blumenfeld Piano Etude for the Left Hand in A flat major Op.36
Beethoven Sonata No.9 in A major Op.47 - ‘Kreutzer’
"Little can justly be regarded as Britain's finest violinist"
Tasmin has performed at all the major festivals and venues throughout the United Kingdom including BBC broadcast recitals from The Wigmore Hall and Cheltenham Festival. She has also played in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including, Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall. She plays a 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violi
In February 2016, Tasmin released a highly-acclaimed triple CD of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Martin Roscoe, which was launched following a concert at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Sunday Times chose this recording as its Album of the Week – “Neither artist has done anything finer on disc.
Tasmin Little is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (FGSM), a Vice President of the Elgar Society, an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, and for Youth Music, and has received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. In 2016, she was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM) by the Academy and the University of London. Tasmin is the recipient of the Gold Badge Award for Services to Music.
Andrey Gugnin studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and since 2016 has been at the International Piano Academy Lake Como. In 2013 he gained 2nd prize at the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna and 2014 saw the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the XVI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, followed by the first prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2016.
Gugnin has performed with the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra as well as London Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony and Sydney Symphony as guest soloist. On several occasions, as tonight, he plays as a duo with violinist Tasmin Little.
Gugnin is very much in demand as a recording artist. The recording of Shostakovich concerti was used on the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film,“Bridge of spies”.