Date(s) - 15/Jan/2017
In a programme of Dvořák: Sonatina; Elgar: Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit; Howells: 3 Pieces and Franck: Sonata
MADELEINE MITCHELL has been described by The Times as ‘one of the UK’s foremost violinists’. Her performances as soloist and chamber musician in some 50 countries in a wide repertoire are frequently broadcast including the BBC Proms, ABC, Bayerisher Rundfunk and Italian TV. She has given many recitals in major venues including Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore and South Bank Centre London, Vienna, Moscow, Singapore, Seoul Centre for the Arts and Sydney Opera House and performed as soloist with orchestras including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Radio and St Petersburg Philharmonic. Mitchell’s acclaimed discography for which she has been nominated for Grammy and BBC Music Awards, includes works written for her by composers such as Sir James MacMillan and ‘Violin Songs’ for Divine-Art (including Elgar short pieces) “a collection of small gems, wonderfully played” The Strad. She devised the Red Violin festival under Lord Menuhin’s patronage, the first international eclectic celebration of the fiddle across the arts and is also Director of the London Chamber Ensemble. Madeleine Mitchell won the Tagore Gold Medal as Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music where she is a Professor and the prestigious Fulbright/ITT Fellowship to New York. http://www.classical-artists.com/madeleinemitchell
An avid chamber musician, EVELYN DIAS assisted renowned flutist and composer Gary Schocker in the 2014 world premiere of several new works at the National Flute Association conference in Chicago. Having devoted herself to the study of the piano transcriptions of Sergei Prokofiev’s ballets, Evelyn has presented lecture-recitals on the topic at the College Music Society Great Lakes conference in 2013 and at the Illinois State Music Teachers Association conference in November 2015.
She enjoys teaching and has served as an instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago’s Merit School of Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. In the year ahead she will join forces with the students of Child’s Play (India) Foundation. She credits her abilities as a pedagogue to outstanding tutelage, which includes master classes with celebrated pianists Leon Fleischer, Richard Goode, Natalya Antonova and Vladimir Feltsman.
Evelyn completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where she studied with Dr. Sylvia Wang as the recipient of a full scholarship. She also holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Mumbai University.