Thursday, 5 December 2013

Litsa Tunnah studied at the Purcell School under the mentorship of the distinguished Russian Professor Dr Felix Andrievsky. After being offered scholarships to all the top conservatoires she graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class honours degree, and from the Royal Academy of Music with distinction and the prestigious honorary Dip RAM award. Since her concerto debut at the age of 12 playing Mendelssohn Litsa has collaborated with orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harlow Symphony Orchestra, St Bartholomew Chamber Orchestra, Kensington Sinfonia and the London International Orchestra. As a recitalist Litsa has appeared in many prestigious London venues including St James Piccadilly, Purcell Room, Regents Hall, Wigmore Hall, Central Hall Westminster Palace and Windsor Castle, where she performed for HRH Prince Charles. Most recently she was invited to perform a series of six recitals around the capital at the special request of the Lord Mayor of London. Litsa performs worldwide as an international soloist, touring France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia and Singapore. She has appeared in many major international festivals, including Guildford International Festival, Avignon Festival and as guest soloist with Fibonacci Sequence at Trieste Opera House. Recipient of numerous awards and prizes Litsa won 1st prize in the Anglo Czech trust competition-subsequently appearing in Martinu hall Prague, Gold medal at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, further prizes from Leverhulme Foundation, Lawrence Atwell’s Charity, Sony EMI music award, Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship fund, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Louise ChildsTrust, and the Concordia Foundation. Litsa was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, and appeared on BBC 2 and BBC4. She has also broadcast on radio for BBC Radio 3, BBC Southern and Classic FM. Litsa collaborates frequently with composers and has given several UK and world premieres. She gave the premiere performance of Geoffrey Palmer’s “Hadassah Variations” for violin and orchestra which was broadcast by the BBC. Most recently she worked with renowned Israeli composer Boris Pigovat on a CD of his complete violin works and her recording of ‘The Scarlet Sail’ was broadcast in February on Israeli Radio. Litsa has also collaborated with British composer David Matthews on a recording of his solo violin works. Upcoming dates include a performance of Tchaikovsky Violin concerto with the RPO in May, Reictals at St Martin in the Fields, and Litsa’s premiere of Pigovat’s ‘Birth of Venus’ Violin Concerto. ..................................................................................................................................‘Litsa Tunnah is an outstanding young violinist. From the first note it was clear that this was going to be a memorable performance. Her mastery of the music, the nobility of her tone and the authority of execution confirmed expectations.’ ….

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