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Madeleine Mitchell Violin Recital

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Add to my Calendar 06-12-2021 20:00 06-12-2021 22:00 36 Madeleine Mitchell Violin Recital American composer Amy Beach wrote her Romance in 1893, the same year as Dvořák’s Sonatina was written when he was living in America. Prokofiev wrote his Five Melodies as songs without words for a tour in California with soprano, later arranging them for violin and piano when he was back in Paris. Sojourner Truth was an extraordinary American abolitionist, birn in 1797 and Errollyn Wallen’s piece for Madeleine Mitchell is based on the spiritual O’er the Crossing – premiered on International Women’s Day 2021, the commisison supported by the Vaughan Williams Trust. Morceau Carateristique is a virtuosic piece by Frank Bridge, discovered in manuscript a century after the premiere by Madeleine and recorded on her album Violin Songs along with the Prokofiev pieces. The concert culminates in Brahms' 3rd Violin Sonata and will finish at approximately 9.45pm. Madeleine Mitchell has a distinguished career as solo violinist and chamber musician, performing in fifty countries with major orchestras and venues including at the BBC Proms. This year she directed her Century of Music by UK Women programme for International Women’s Day and toured as soloist with BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Grace Williams Violin Concerto an The Lark Ascending, bth broadcast live and available now to listen on BBCSounds. Mitchell’s albums include many works written for her and first recordings of early 20th Century British music, and have been nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards. A highly creative artist, she won a Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Award 2021, is Director of the London Chamber Ensemble and the eclectic international Red Violin festival she founded with Patron Lord Menuhin. www.madeleinemitchell.com Nigel Clayton has performed worldwide as both solo and collaborative pianist. In addition to tours including Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia, Nigel has performed in most of the UK music clubs and festivals, given over fifty recitals at London’s Southbank Centre and appeared alongside such artists as clarinettist Michael Collins. He has given recitals with Madeleine Mitchell in Singapore’s Victoria Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, for BBC Radio 3 and throughout the UK as well as recording the album ‘Violin Muse’. He is Official Accompanist for the annual Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland and a Professor at the Royal College of Music.www.nigelclayton.com Benslow Music, Hitchin DD/MM/YYYY

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Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9RB
England


Programme

Antonín DvorakSonatina, Op.100
Amy BeachRomance
Frank BridgeMorceau Caracteristique
~ Interval ~
Errollyn WallenSojourner Truth
Sergei Prokofiev5 Melodies for violin and piano, Op.35bis
Johannes BrahmsViolin Sonata no.3 in D minor, Op.108

Performers

Madeleine Mitchell – violin
Nigel Clayton – piano

Programme Note

American composer Amy Beach wrote her Romance in 1893, the same year as Dvořák’s Sonatina was written when he was living in America. Prokofiev wrote his Five Melodies as songs without words for a tour in California with soprano, later arranging them for violin and piano when he was back in Paris. Sojourner Truth was an extraordinary American abolitionist, birn in 1797 and Errollyn Wallen’s piece for Madeleine Mitchell is based on the spiritual O’er the Crossing – premiered on International Women’s Day 2021, the commisison supported by the Vaughan Williams Trust. Morceau Carateristique is a virtuosic piece by Frank Bridge, discovered in manuscript a century after the premiere by Madeleine and recorded on her album Violin Songs along with the Prokofiev pieces. The concert culminates in Brahms' 3rd Violin Sonata and will finish at approximately 9.45pm.

Madeleine Mitchell has a distinguished career as solo violinist and chamber musician, performing in fifty countries with major orchestras and venues including at the BBC Proms. This year she directed her Century of Music by UK Women programme for International Women’s Day and toured as soloist with BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Grace Williams Violin Concerto an The Lark Ascending, bth broadcast live and available now to listen on BBCSounds. Mitchell’s albums include many works written for her and first recordings of early 20th Century British music, and have been nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards. A highly creative artist, she won a Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Award 2021, is Director of the London Chamber Ensemble and the eclectic international Red Violin festival she founded with Patron Lord Menuhin. 
www.madeleinemitchell.com

Nigel Clayton has performed worldwide as both solo and collaborative pianist. In addition to tours including Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia, Nigel has performed in most of the UK music clubs and festivals, given over fifty recitals at London’s Southbank Centre and appeared alongside such artists as clarinettist Michael Collins. He has given recitals with Madeleine Mitchell in Singapore’s Victoria Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, for BBC Radio 3 and throughout the UK as well as recording the album ‘Violin Muse’. He is Official Accompanist for the annual Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland and a Professor at the Royal College of Music.
www.nigelclayton.com

Madeleine Mitchell by Rama Knight

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