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Priya Mitchell

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 Priya Mitchell press reviews


'...what a performance…Mitchell on the violin was one of the most brilliant new talents I have ever heard.'  Dagbladet June 2006

‘…the world class violin virtuoso Priya Mitchell…’ Der Spiegel, June 2005


‘…plenty of risk taking by soloist Priya Mitchell for Bruch's well-loved G minor Violin Concerto, in an interpretation of immense character from this endearingly unpretentious performer.’ Birmingham Post, October 2005


‘…Priya Mitchell giving a virtuosic performance of Schnittke’s Sonata for Violin and Chamber Orchestra. Tearing into its spiky atonalism and finding exactly the right mood of glacial intensity for its lyrical interludes, this violinist was taking no prisoners.’ The Times, October 2004


‘Priya Mitchell produced a radiant performance. Her playing was always very expressive, whether in the elegantly flowing slow passages, or negotiating the virtuoso fingering at speed in the finale’ The Herald, Scotland June 2001


‘The star there was Priya Mitchell, whose sweet tone proved just what this early Mozart required’. The Times, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra May 2001



‘She provided a confidently projected and brilliantly accomplished performance, with playing both spirited and expressive.’ Canberra Times, Canberra July 2000


‘…the sound was warm, varied and enticing…the overall effect was of a true musician who brought individuality and personality to everything she played’.

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Opera House August 2000

‘…brilliantly dispelled by Priya Mitchell’s incandescent performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending’. Birmingham Post, Symphony Hall, Birmingham May 1999

‘…especially memorable for the Albert Hall debut of the young British violinist Priya Mitchell…her interpretation of the Sibelius had rare individuality…temperament and fieriness’.
The Times, Royal Albert Hall June 1998
‘…she plays with intense expressivity and keen musical insight. The result is at once exciting and refined…No wonder she is the British representative of the Rising Stars series.’
New York Times, Carnegie Hall April 1998
‘…a sensual, moving and impassioned performance’.
‘(Priya Mitchell) possessed a tender luminous sound…the performance was marked by verve, energy and intensity of expression…it was compelling.’
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Alte Oper, Frankfurt January 1998 


‘Priya Mitchell must be one of the foremost violinists of her generation. This is not so much because of her impressive array of technical skills, or even her unfailing ability to find the appropriate style for each phrase she plays, combined with qualities of colour an vividness, excitement and passion which makes her playing so memorable.’ The Strad, Purcell Room March 1997


‘I am quite sure that Priya Mitchell, remarkable for her musical and sonorous concentration in Schumann and Fauré, will make a name for herself.’ Le Monde, Paris June 1996


‘…what luck when a violinist like Priya Mitchell appears. Mozart’s Violin Sonata, that in her hands sounds so touching…painfully beautiful like music from another world.’ Die Zeit, Frankfurt November 1995


‘…the wonderful English violinist Priya Mitchell has proved that we are before rather more than simply promising young talents. This is an artist with something to say…she electrified the audience…her success was absolute.’ El Diario, Spain July 1995

‘…without doubt, an enormous talent’. Die Presse, Vienna May 1993