Classically trained from the age of four at the Yehudi Menuhin, Purcell & Charterhouse Schools, as well as the Royal College of Music. She sped through the Grade exams, registering the highest Distinction mark in the country at Grade 8 at the age of 13.
Lettice first declared her love for the violin at the age of three when she saw some buskers in the street near her Surrey home. Months of pleading with her parents resulted in them buying her a plastic violin, which she instantly rejected, then eventually a real instrument. Within hours she was picking out melodies. A glittering career in classical music beckoned but the classical world had reckoned without Lettice’s highly developed aptitude for rebellion. She enjoyed the more social and easy-going side of pop and Jazz music, that centred less around competition and seriousness, but more around the fun of playing music with her friends.
“Really, since the age of 17 I’ve hardly read music at all, I’ve just done my own thing. I love improvising, it’s so expressive and I can be really free when I’m playing like that, in touch with my emotions. I get these sounds that are almost vocal, like Hendrix did on the guitar.”
Lettice is world-renowned for her talent, the melodies she plays and her expressive sound, which never leaves a dry eye in the house, as she has a way with bewitching peoples emotions. She also packs a mighty singing voice and this helps when songwriting & recording too. Lettice looks like she is almost in a trance when she is performing, as it is evident that she plays for the love of the instrument rather than for the love of the applause. She has an exuberant and lovable personality and a natural talent for making people laugh.
After having such intense classical training for so many years, she then had the foundation and technique to move her violin skills into any genre, like; Jazz, Pop, Gypsy, Electro House, Irish Jigs and Reels, Rock, etc.
With Lettice’s friendliness and confidence, she is now able to travel the world ‘attracting greatness’, finding talented musicians everywhere she goes and spontaneously jamming in all sorts of bands.
Here is a list of some of the places Lettice has had the pleasure of performing;
A Finalist on Britain’s Got Talent 2014
Queen of England’s 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle, as a soloist with an orchestral accompaniment (7 days of performances).
The Royal Albert Hall
Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles
Appeared with Olly Murs on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
Glastonbury three times (and again this year coming, 2019!)
Residencies with La Folie Douce on various Snowy Mountain tops in Europe
Residencies at Private London Clubs such as Dover Street Arts’s Club
Burning Man Festival in the hot dusty desert
An 8000 mile music tour of America (Drove from Miami to San Diego, up the California Coast to LA and San Francisco and then over to New York, via magical places like New Orleans).
Sung and played violin in the Christmas Charity Single for Great Ormond Street 2018.
Bahrain for the Formula One Parties
Cape Verde with Tinie Tempah, Artful Dodger and Miss Dynamite.
Played for Royalty and many celebrities such as Prince Harry, Leonardo D’Caprio, Rita Ora, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Bob Geldof , Ronnie Wood, Kylie Minogue, Joanna Lumley, Heather Small, Sir Cliff Richard and Jennifer Saunders to name a few.
Various countries such as Barbados, Vietnam, Thailand, Egypt, Iceland, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, Singapore, Serbia (residency), South Africa, Turkey, and many European countries like Ibiza, Monaco, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Sicily, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Scorpios in Mykonos, Greece.
Palaces in Venice
Many Ski Resorts such as Val D’Isere, Verbier, Meribel, Tignes and Les Arc.
Charity Work- performing for the Born Free Foundation, an orphanage in Cambodia, Hospitals and Children’s Hospices.
Wilderness Music Festival
Elrow in Ibiza
Performed alongside bands like High on Heels, Entourage and Totem.
Since the age of 13, she has entertained at countless private weddings, parties and public functions all over the World
Lettice Rowbotham has performed at some of the most prestigious stages and events around the world. Be sure to hire Lettice for your next occasion through the Champions Music & Entertainment.