Priya Mitchell

Priya Mitchell is described by The Strad as one of the foremost violinists of her generation. She was chosen as the British representative in the ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation) “Rising Star” concert series and gave recitals in Paris (Cité de la Musique), Vienna (Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Brussels (Palais des Beaux-Arts), London (Wigmore Hall) and New York (Carnegie Hall), leading to performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with Yuri Temirkanov), the BBC Symphony Orchestra (with Richard Hickox), the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (with Sir Andrew Davis), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, among others.

She has collaborated with renowned orchestras such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Belgian Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish National Radio Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, and the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin.

As a sought-after chamber musician, Mitchell has performed extensively at many international festivals such as those held at Risør, Lockenhaus, Heimbach, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Stavanger, Kuhmo and Lugano. In 2000 she started her own festival, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, in her hometown and of which she is the Artistic Director. The Independent described this festival as putting Oxford “on the map of the classical music world” and The Daily Telegraph “a musical miracle”. The festival has gained a reputation for being one of the most exciting music festivals in Europe.

Mitchell plays a Balestrieri violin made in the 1760s, generously on loan to her by a private family trust.