Madeleine Mitchell has been described by The Times as ‘one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists’. She has performed as solo violinist and chamber musician in 50 countries in a wide repertoire, frequently broadcast for radio and TV, in major festivals including the BBC Proms.
She recently recorded live with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales the Grace Williams Violin Concerto for BBC Radio 3 and Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending. Her ‘Century of Music by UK Women’ 1921-2021, for International Women’s Day with the London Chamber Ensemble, which she founded, was widely featured in the national media. Last year she won a Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Award to make a short film with the V&A Fabergé exhibition and the live concert she curated.
Madeleine Mitchell has performed concertos including with the Czech and Polish Radio Symphony orchestras, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, Kiev Radio/TV, St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras, Orchestra of the Swan, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Bahia Brazil and for the BBC. She has been invited to tour Japan, performing Bruch Violin Concerto in Tokyo.
As a recording artist with a wide discography, Madeleine has been nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards. Many well known composers have written works specially for her which she’s recorded including Sir James MacMillan and Michael Nyman. Her popular albums include Violin Songs and Violin Muse (with Guto Puw Violin Concerto written for her, with BBC NOW conducted by Edwin Outwater) as well as FiddleSticks – with Lou Harrison Violin Concerto with Percussion Orchestra and companion pieces as part of a major award by Arts Council England for her collaboration with ensemble bash. Mitchell’s Naxos album of Grace Williams Chamber Music with the London Chamber Ensemble was no.2 in the Classical Charts. Her recording of the Suite written for her by Robert Saxton, premiered at Three Choirs Festival, with Clare Hammond, was released in September. Her next album Violin Conversations will be released by Naxos in June 2023 of premiere recordings of works mostly by living UK composers including Thea Musgrave and works written for Madeleine including Errollyn Wallen, Martin Butler, Richard Blackford, Howard Blake, Douglas Knehans and Kevin Malone.
In recital Madeleine Mitchell represented Britain in the Canberra International Music Festival, UKinNY at Lincoln Center, for the Queen’s Jubilee in Rome and ‘Great British Week’ in Kuwait. She has given recitals at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts – part of a 3 month world tour, in Vienna, Moscow, Singapore as well as Wigmore Hall and London’s Southbank Centre.
Amongst many awards, Madeleine won the Tagore Gold Medal as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where she is now a Professor, followed by the prestigious Fulbright/ITT Fellowship to study in New York for a Master’s Degree at the Eastman and Juilliard schools. She frequently returns to tour the USA, with recitals in San Francisco and Texas in January 2023.
A highly creative personality, Madeleine devised the eclectic Red Violin, the first international festival celebrating the violin across the arts, Founder Patron Lord Menuhin. She gives master classes worldwide and is on the faculty of www.orfeomusicfestival.com in the Dolomites and www.lmfl.org, performing and teaching.
Madeleine Mitchell has been described by The Times as ‘one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists’. She has performed as solo violinist and chamber musician in 50 countries in a wide repertoire, frequently broadcast for radio and TV, in major festivals including the BBC Proms. She recently recorded live with the BBC […]