A leading violinist is to receive an honorary degree from Birmingham City University.
Tasmin Little has performed at venues around the globe and was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List for services to music.
She will receive her Honorary Doctorate from the university’s chancellor Sir Lenny Henry on Monday (July 24th) in a ceremony at Symphony Hall.
“I have so many wonderful associations with the city of Birmingham and the Midlands,” Tasmin said. “I have played for many years with the CBSO for the marvellous audience at Symphony Hall, as well as at Birmingham Conservatoire and other concerts in the immediate vicinity, including my mother’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.
“I am looking forward to this exciting day hugely.”
Tasmin will speak to students from Birmingham City University who are also receiving their degrees during the ceremony.
She added: “Graduation day is a real milestone for every young person – it is the accolade one cherishes after years of hard but rewarding study. There is a sense of completion but it is also the beginning of a hugely exciting time where one’s whole life is ahead and the possibilities are varied and enticing!
“To all those graduates, my piece of advice would be – do what you love most and do best. Do not be afraid to be different and to follow your own path.”