Early chances from ERSO

tamsin little etc
The Musical Times listings page from Nov. 1979

Ernest Read was always keen to give chances for talented young performers to play as soloists early in their careers and we came across this concert in an old issue of the Musical Times in 1979.

Tasmin Little // Chandos // London 28 June 2016
Tasmin Little

Back then the Ernest Read Children’s Concerts took place at the Festival Hall with two concerts on the same day to allow maximum audience to attend.  The concerts often featured talented young players and this was no exception – amongst the four featured string players from the Yehudi Menuhin School was 14 year old Tasmin Little who went on to become widely acclaimed as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.  She was joined by 16 year old Clare McFarlane who went on to win the string final of the BBC “Young Musician of the Year” competition in 1980 together with Elizabeth Layton and Caroline Henbest, all of whom went on to succesful musical careers.



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