Madeleine Mitchell has been described by the Chief Music Critic of The Times as 'one of Britain's liveliest musical forces' and the Glasgow Herald as 'a violinist in a million.. staggering virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship… her amazing, big-toned, sweetly lyrical and vibrantly intense playing is unmistakable'. 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. In the past few years she has made several widely acclaimed recordings.
Madeleine has performed concertos with major orchestras including the Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras; Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Bahia - Brazil, Czech Symphony of Karlovy Vary, Malaga Symphony of Spain and for the BBC, with conductors including Sir Alexander Gibson and Tamas Vasary and in major festivals such as Schwetzingen. She directs concertos from the violin such as Bach and Vivaldi Seasons and commissioned a unique 'concerto' by Harvey, Pecou and Panufnik for violin and voices, premiered at Bath and Spitalfields festivals. She performed Lou Harrison Violin Concerto with Percussion Orchestra in Symphony Hall Birmingham International Series as part of her collaboration with Ensemble Bash, supported by a major Arts Council England touring grant (2006-8).
Madeleine is well known for her recitals in a wide repertoire, frequently broadcast for television and on BBC Radio 3 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 Hong Kong - part of a 3 month world tour supported by the British Council, played at many international and most of the major British festivals and frequently performs in London. She was chosen by the legendary leader of the Amadeus Quartet, Norbert Brainin to play with him for his 80th birthday concert at Wigmore Hall. Other artists with whom she has collaborated include Joanna MacGregor, Elizabeth Søderstrøm, Kathryn Stott and Paul Watkins. At the beginning of her career she was the violinist in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' seminal group 'the Fires of London', combining this with a burgeoning career in Europe performing violin concertos from the standard repertoire. She has had numerous pieces written for her by some of the UK’s best known composers which she recently recorded.
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)www.classical-artists.com/madeleinemitchell.htm
6.10 Alwyn Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk IP19 9LR 7.30 - World Premiere David Matthews Romanza for solo violin & strings (written for MM), with Prometheus Orchestra http://www.bachtrack.com/find-events/more/festival=604-william-alwyn-festival Tickets £15 (£7.50 under 16s) from Aldeburgh Music Box Office 01728 687110 http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/
12-14.10 Jackdaws Violin Weekend, Great Elm, Somerset from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon - Violinists of all levels, coached by MM http://www.jackdaws.org.uk/
21.10 Concert Lauderdale House, Highgate London N6 5HG, 7.30 http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk/
25.10 Concert Glasgow St. Aloysius' Church, 25 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE with Cappella-Nova choir - incl. MacMiIlan Motet with solo violin http://www.cappella-nova.com/
26.10 Concert Edinburgh Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh. EH1 2QQ with Cappella-Nova - incl. MacMillan Motet with solo violin
1.11 Recital Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen Art Gallery AB10 1FQ 12.45-1.30. sound festival. Premiere David Matthews Romanza with piano, Debussy Sonate, Delius Legende, Cage Nocturne. Hearne Endurspegla http://sound-scotland.co.uk/
2.11 Workshops Aberdeen Music School am. Recital Newton Dee Community Centre evening - part of Sound festival
3.11 Recital Inverurie, NE Scotland 8pm Beethoven Violin Sonata no.4, Debussy Sonate, Delius Legende, David Matthews Romanza, Hearne Endurspegla, Respighi Violin Sonata, with Nigel Clayton, piano. Kemnay Church Centre, Aberdeenshire AB51 5QP Tickets on the door: £12 (full); £9 (concession); £1 (child/student). http://www.inveruriemusic.co.uk/
15.11 Workshop London College of Music, University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RF for student composers 4-6pm Free and open to the public http://www.uwl.ac.uk/files/LCM/lcm_live_diary.pdf
22.11 Concert 8pm - Serenade with Craig Ogden guitar and Michael Bennett tenor. Langtons House, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1XL 'Music for a Winter's Night' Havering's classical music season. Tickets £13.50 (£9.50 for concessions) tel. 01708 456308 or on the door.
26.11 Illustrated Lecture Kings College London for the Institute of Musical Research 5.30-7 'Working with composers' Free Admission
28-29.11 Recording MacMillan motet with solo violin for Linn Records
8.12.12 Prokofiev Violin Concerto no.1, (with Tchaikovsky Symphony no.5 and Dvorak Slavonic Dances) Lambeth Orchestra, Christopher Fifield conductor, 7.30. All Saints Church, Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8LN http://www.lambeth-orchestra.org.uk/
23.1.13 Recital Rhyl Concert Club, North Wales 7.30 with Andrew Ball piano - Bach to contemporary. Rhyl Town Hall Tickets £10 on the door http://rhylmusic.com/index.php
9.2 Bruch Violin Concerto, Notting Hill 7.30 with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra conductor Graham Ross. St Peter's, Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PN http://www.cgco.org.uk/aboutcgco.htm
14.2.13 Recital Nottingham, Djanogly Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre 7.30pm Beethoven, Respighi & Elgar Violin sonatas, David Matthews Romanza, with Andrew Ball piano. Pre-concert talk with the composer. www.lakesidearts.org.uk
2.3 St Petersburg
14.3 Jazzed Up concert Sprotburgh Music Club (near Doncaster) 7.30 with Kyle Horch saxophone & Nigel Clayton piano at St Mary's Church Hall, Sprotburgh DN5 7LT http://sprotbrough-music-society.agilityhoster.com/index.php Tickets on the door £12.50
17.3 Recital 3pm Schubert Society GB, at German YMCA 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL http://www.german-ymca.org.uk/schubert-society.html Schubert plus music from 'Violin Songs' CD - Elgar, Bridge short pieces etc with Nigel Foster piano. Admisison free, donation requested. Followed by tea
24.3 Recital King's Place 6.30pm, London Chamber Music Society - Beethoven Sonata no.4, Respighi Violin Sonata, David Matthews Romanza (London Premiere), Elgar Sonata with Andrew Ball piano. 90 York Way, London N1 9AG http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/ http://www.londonchambermusic.org.uk/index.html
19.4 Concert Brighton 7.30 with soprano and piano. Music & Wine at St. Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB Tickets £6 (£4 concessions) http://stlukesconcerts.webeden.co.uk/
11-19.5 Canberra International Festival Artist in Residence
10.6 Recital for the Elgar Society, London