Mimi Mitchell, violin
Baroque violinist Mimi Mitchell received her B.M. and M.M. magna cum laude from Rice University (USA) before continuing her studies with Jaap Schröder at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. During her studies, she co-founded The Locke Consort, which won first prize at the Erwin Bodky Competition (Boston) and the Early Music Network Young Artists’ Competition (London), performs throughout the world and has made numerous recordings of 17th century English music. Mimi performs with many of Europe’s and America’s leading early music ensembles, including Anima Eterna and Currende in Belgium, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Rheinische Kantorei and the Parley of Instruments.
Mimi enjoys combining her research and performing skills and has been awarded numerous subsidies for her work at the Kromeriz Archive in the Czech Republic. With the Dutch ensemble In Stil Moderno, she has performed her discoveries at numerous prestigious festivals, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Prague Spring Festival and the Cork Early Music Festival. Conducting from the violin, Mimi is equally happy working with modern musicians and early music specialists. Conducting a modern chamber orchestra, she won the “Nagrada Jurica Muraj” at the Varazdin Baroque Evenings (Croatia) for the best performance of the festival in 2006. In demand as a lecturer, teacher and coach, Mimi has taught in the USA, France, Germany, England and Croatia.