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Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. she has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach work. Tasmin’s discography and performance schedule reflect her wide-ranging repertoire and she has given numerous World Premiere performances of concerti.
In February 2016, Tasmin released a highly-acclaimed triple CD of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Martin Roscoe, chosen as Album of the Week by The Sunday Times. Other awards include a Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation for her ground-breaking musical outreach programme, The Naked Violin, a Diaspason d’Or for her disc of Delius Violin Sonatas with Piers Lane, and a Gold Badge Award for Service to Music.
She is a Fellow of the Guildhall Schoo 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, a Patron of the Awards for Young Musicians Scheme, and has received Honorary Degrees from several Universities. In 2016, she was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM) by the Academy and the University of London.
In 2012, Tasmin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, for services to music. She plays a 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

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Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey has been acclaimed as a ‘violin sensation’ (IRISH EXAMINER). Irish National Concert Hall Young Musician of the Year 2010-12, Mairéad has recently been awarded the Fr. Frank Maher Scholarship, the Belfast Clandeboye Festival Flax Trust Bursary and the Bank of Ireland Catherine Judge Memorial Award. Internationally, she has won the Jeunesses Musicales Violin Competition in Romania 2012 and the Antonio Salieri Prize in Italy 2010.
Mairéad started playing the violin aged 3 with Jyrki Pietila. From 2003 to 2014 she studied with Adrian Petcu at the CIT Cork School of Music and spent 2011-12 at the Conservatoire de Nantes, France with Constantin Serban. Now studying with world renowned violinist Mihaela Martin as a Young Soloist at Kronberg Academy, Mairéad has also taken masterclasses with such prestigious musicians as Zakhar Bron, Mauricio Fuks, Ivry Gitlis and Stephen Isserlis. Her studies at Kronberg are sponsored by the Ustinov Foundation,
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Mairéad’s love of chamber music emerged at a very young age. She was leader of the Cairde String Quartet from the age of 10 with whom she performed nationally and internationally for 8 years. Mairéad has participated numerous times in the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the West Cork Comes to Dublin concert series and the Westport Chamber Music Festival. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ortús Chamber Music Festival which took place for the first time in February 2016.
Mairéad performs regularly throughout Ireland and has recorded violin concertos with both the RTÉ National Concert and Symphony Orchestras. She also enjoys performing as a soloist with the City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra, the City of Cork Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. Her recent solo performance in Carnegie Hall, New York, with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta was described as ‘...magical, penetrating to the heart and soul of the music.’ (NEW YORK EPOCH TIMES)
Mairéad also plays traditional Irish music and is the winner of eight All Ireland fiddle titles. Her instructional app ‘Irish Fiddler’ is available on iTunes. She has played both classical and traditional music for the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.