||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (July 2011)|
|Labels||Divine Art, Naxos, NMC Records, Signum Records, Somm, Meridian|
|Associated acts||Fires of London
Michael Nyman Band
|Giuseppe Rocca 1839|
Madeleine Mitchell is a British violinist who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in over forty countries in a wide repertoire. She has also been a member of The Fires of London and the Michael Nyman Band.
Mitchell served from 1985-1987 as a member of Peter Maxwell Davies's performing group, The Fires of London. In 1992, she was briefly a member of the Michael Nyman Band and appeared in that capacity in Volker Schlöndorff's concert film, The Michael Nyman Songbook, performing on some of the eponymous album, which was recorded the previous year. She subsequently recorded Nyman's work 'On The Fiddle', written for her in 1993, as part of her album In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell NMC D098 of music written for her by Brian Elias, Stuart Jones, James MacMillan, Stephen Montague, Nigel Osborne, Anthony Powers, and John Woolrich with pianist Andrew Ball in 2005.
Madeleine Mitchell was one of the artists representing Britain in both the festival UKinNY with a recital at Lincoln Center and for the centenary of Entente Cordiale with France, 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. She was invited by Norbert Brainin to perform with him for his 80th birthday concert at Wigmore Hall in 2003. Other artists with whom she has collaborated include Paul Watkins, Joanna MacGregor, Craig Ogden and Roger Chase. Her recitals have frequently been broadcast by BBC, S4C, ABC, Bayersicher Rundfunk etc.
Madeleine Mitchell has performed a wide repertoire of concertos with major orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic (2009), Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharonic and other London orchestras; Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Bahia Brazil, Malaga Symphony of Spain and for the BBC including the written for her by Piers Hellawell. She commissioned and premiered a unique 'concerto' for violin with voices by Jonathan Harvey, Thierry Pecou and Roxanna Panufnik.
She 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 Dorothy DeLay, Donald Weilerstein and Sylvia Rosenberg at the Eastman and Juilliard schools. She is Director of the London Chamber Ensemble and the Red Violin Festival (Founder Patron Lord Menuhin). She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2000.
|Year||Album title||Works(Composer)||Label||Disc Reference|
|1993||Essential Michael Nyman (with the Michael Nyman Band)||—||Decca||—|
|2003||British Treasures (with Andrew Ball)||SOMM||SOMMCD031|
|2004||Johann Nepomuk Hummel||Violin Sonatas||Meridian||—|
|2004||Quiet Music (with Joanna MacGregor)||—||SoundCircus||—|
|2005||In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell (with Andrew Ball)||NMC||NMC D098|
|2007||Alwyn: Chamber Music and Songs (with
|2007||FiddleSticks (with ensemble bash)||Signum Classics||SIGCD111|
|2007||Violin Songs (with Andrew Ball and Elizabeth Watts)||
|2008||Howard Blake: Music for Piano and Strings (with Andrew Ball)||
Gramophone Magazine recommended recording.
|2011||Wendy Hiscocks||Violin works and chamber music||Symposium|
|2012||Associated Board Royal Schools of Music violin syllabus 2012-15||Items on the demonstration CDs accompanying the volumes of exam pieces.||ABRM|
|2013||Alpha and Omega (with Cappella Nova)||Domine non secundum peccata nostra (James MacMillan) BBC Music Magazine Choral CD of the Month March 2014||Linn Records||CKD439|
- The Strad Magazine, November 2008, Pages 54 to 58, 'History Rewritten'
- "Celebrity recital by 'one of Britain's liveliest musical forces'", Times of Malta, 13 April 2007, retrieved 2011-07-29
- Holland, Bernhard (1985) "Music: Fires of London", The New York Times, December 2, 1985, retrieved 2011-07-29