Session Report: Violinist Madeleine Mitchell on 20th- and 21st-century violin works

Howard Blake . MM

British violinist Madeleine Mitchell’s new album naturally follows the strong links inherent in a line of 20th- and 21st-century composers

Shortly after our conversation, Madeleine Mitchell is due to set off for New York, marking a period of reconnection with a number of key musical figures in the city. Lunch with Thea Musgrave is on the agenda, and it’s during our chat about Mitchell’s busy schedule that it becomes clear just how important ‘connection’ is to her most recent project. The concept of human connection has been both scrutinised and revolutionised following the pandemic, and it’s the DNA upon which Mitchell’s album Violin Conversations is built…

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