About The Speaker
violinist, Royal College of Music professor and TELMI ambassador
Described by The Times as ‘one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists’, Madeleine Mitchell 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. Recent engagements include concerto performances in the USA, Russia and with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and recitals in Singapore, Vienna, London’s Wigmore and Barbican Halls, China and Italy.
Madeleine’s latest Naxos album of Grace Williams Chamber Music with her London Chamber Ensemble – all premiere recordings, was Guardian CD of the Week on release, 8.3.19. As a recording artist with an acclaimed discography, she has been nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards. Many well-known composers have written works specially for her, including Sir James MacMillan, Michael Nyman and Howard Blake, recently featured on Classic FM. She premieres the new piece Robert Saxton is writing for her at Three Choirs Festival with pianist Clare Hammond.
Madeleine has performed concertos with orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech and Polish Radio Symphony, Wurttemberg and Munich Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic and other London orchestras, Orchestra of the Swan, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Bahia Brazil and for the BBC.
In recital Madeleine represented Britain in the festival UKinNY at Lincoln Center, for the Queen’s Jubilee in Rome and in next year’s UKinJapan festival. She has given recitals at Sydney Opera House, Seoul Center for the Arts and Hong Kong and in many international festivals.
A highly creative personality, Madeleine devised the unique Red Violin festival in Cardiff under Lord Menuhin’s patronage, the first international eclectic celebration of the fiddle across the arts, shortlisted for the European Woman of Achievement Award. She is also Professor at the Royal College of Music London, giving master classes worldwide and Violin Consultant for the major EU funded research project on Technology Enhanced Learning of Musical Instruments https://www.rcm.ac.uk/research/projects/telmi/