Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine Mitchell is one of Britain’s most celebrated violinists, described by BBC Radio 3 in 2007 as ‘a violinist in a million’. She has performed in over 40 countries as a soloist in a wide repertoire in major venues and frequently broadcasts for television and radio including the BBC Proms and ABC (Australia). She has been nominated for Woman of the Year 2006, the European Women of Achievement and the Creative Briton Awards. Her widely acclaimed recordings include ‘In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell’ – including MacMillan and Nyman, for NMC; British Treasures for Somm and in 2007: Violin Songs – Divine Art and Alwyn chamber music for Naxos.
Madeleine Mitchell has performed concertos with major orchestras including the Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras, Orchestra de Bahia – Brazil and for the BBC. She is well known for her recitals in a wide repertoire, often with Andrew Ball and for her imaginative programming. She represented Britain in both the festival UKinNY with a recital at Lincoln Center and for the centenary of Entente Cordiale with France. She has given recitals at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts and Madeleine Mitchell has performed concertos with major orchestras including the Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras, Orchestra de Bahia – Brazil and for the BBC. She is well known for her recitals in a wide repertoire, often with Andrew Ball and for her imaginative programming. She represented Britain in both the festival UKinNY with a recital at Lincoln Center and for the centenary of Entente Cordiale with France. She has given recitals at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts and Frances-Marie Uitti and Rolf Hind. At the beginning of her career she was the violinist in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ seminal group ‘the Fires of London’ and has since had numerous works written for her.
A highly creative personality, Madeleine devised the Red Violin festival under Lord Menuhin’s patronage, the first international eclectic festival of the fiddle across the arts with extensive BBC coverage in 1997, which takes place again in October 2007 throughout Cardiff. Madeleine Mitchell was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal as Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music where she has been a Professor since 1994. As Fulbright/ITT Fellow she gained a master’s degree in New York studying with DeLay, Weilerstein and Rosenberg at the Eastman and Juilliard schools. She gives master classes worldwide, is Director of the London Chamber Ensemble and is on the faculty of the Schlern International Festival, Italy.
‘A world class violinist’ Hessische Allgemeine
(Brahms Violin concerto)
Madeleine Mitchell’s website can be found at:
www.classical-artists.com/madeleinemitchell/