Madeleine Mitchell
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Madeleine Mitchell

"Madeleine Mitchell is one of the UK's foremost violinists and liveliest musical forces" (The Times). She has performed in over 40 countries as a soloist and chamber musician in major venues and frequently broadcasts for television and radio including the BBC Proms, ABC, Bayerisher Rundfunk, Italian TV etc. She is also known as an inspiring teacher and artistic director.
Mitchell is well known for her recitals in a wide repertoire and for her imaginative programming and eloquent introductions. She represented Britain in both the festival UKinNY with a recital at Lincoln Center and for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Rome, has given recitals at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts and Hong Kong - part of a 3 month world tour, played at many international and most of the major British festivals and frequently performs in London.

Madeleine Mitchell has performed violin concertos with orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras; Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Bahia Brazil, Malaga Symphony of Spain and for the BBC. She has had many works specially written for her and also led a string quartet for 7 years.

DISCOGRAPHY
'Violin Songs' dda25063 www.divine-art.com - Elgar, Bridge, French short popular pieces. 'A Cd full of small gems wonderfully played' The Strad
'FiddleSticks' - www.signumrecords.com Lou Harrison Vln Concerto with Percussion Orchestra & new works - Grammy & BBC Music Award nominated
Alwyn Chamber Music & Songs - www.naxos.com: 'the excellent violinist Madeleine Mitchell' Fanfare
'In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell' www.nmcrec.co.uk(NMC D098) - works written for her by many of Britain's best known composers including MacMillan and Nyman: 'wonderfully accomplished performances' Gramophone
Naxos album with Howard Blake of his violin works
'British Treasures' Somm CD 031 - Romantic early c20 violin sonatas
Messiaen Quatuor pour la Fin de Temps with Joanna MacGregor etc - Warner/SoundCircus
Bridge Quartet and Quintet - Meridian

A highly creative personality, Madeleine Mitchell, with Lord Menuhin's patronage, founded and directed the Red Violin festival (before the film of the same name), celebrating the fiddle across the arts - the title inspired by 'Le Violon Rouge' paintings www.redviolin.co.uk

Mitchell was Fulbright/ITT Fellow to New York where she gained a Master's Degree at the Eastman School and studied with Donald Weilerstein, Sylvia Rosenberg and Dorothy DeLay (at Juilliard and Aspen).

Madeleine Mitchell is a Professor at the Royal College of Music (London), gives master classes worldwide (including annually in the USA), is Director of the London Chamber Ensemble and on the Faculty of www.lmfl.org in July and August.

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