Madeleine Mitchell, violin

News

New CD release date announced: ‘Violin Muse', featuring works specially written for Madeleine by Sadie Harrison, Michael Nyman, Geoffrey Poole, David Matthews, Guto Puw, Judith Weir and Michael Berkeley, will be released on Divine / Metier on 20 October 2017. Featured works on Soundcloud.

Robert Saxton is writing a new Sonata for Madeleine for premiere in 2018. 

Madeleine Mitchell, violin

Recent Performances and Premieres

As a recitalist Madeleine Mitchell is well known for her imaginative programming, eloquent introductions and wide repertoire combining classics and contemporary with her particular love of late romantic and early C20 works.

In 2015/16 Madeleine Mitchell performed Elgar's Violin Concerto in Russia, premiered Guto Puw's Violin Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Vienna Schoenberg Centre, Moscow, Singapore Victoria Hall, undertook a coast to coast tour of USA, returned to the Dartington International Summer School, performed her new programme with poetry for National Poetry Day, judged the Western International Strings Competition in China and performed twice live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.

2017 highlights include a tour to Dubai, India and Sri Lanka and a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of the world premiere of Guto Puw's Violin Concerto, written for Madeleine Mitchell, with BBC NOW and recorded live.

Short Biography

As a recitalist Madeleine Mitchell is well known for her imaginative programming, eloquent introductions and wide repertoire combining classics and contemporary with her particular love of late romantic and early C20 works.

In 2015/16 Madeleine Mitchell performed Elgar's Violin Concerto in Russia, premiered Guto Puw's Violin Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Vienna Schoenberg Centre, Moscow, Singapore Victoria Hall, undertook a coast to coast tour of USA, returned to the Dartington International Summer School, performed her new programme with poetry for National Poetry Day, judged the Western International Strings Competition in China and performed twice live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.

2017 highlights include a tour to Dubai, India and Sri Lanka and a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of the world premiere of Guto Puw's Violin Concerto, written for Madeleine Mitchell, with BBC NOW and recorded live.

Reviews

‘One of Britain's liveliest musical forces, the indefatigably adventurous violinist Madeleine Mitchell' Richard Morrison, The Times

‘A violinist in a million... staggering virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship... Mitchell's amazing big-toned, sweetly lyrical, vibrantly intense playing is unmistakable... virile Elgar, exuberant Mozart, breathtakingly rumbustious Dvorak, spell-binding MacMillan written for her... a tour de force of a recital'
Michael Tumelty, Chief Music Critic, The Herald, Glasgow