Priya Mitchell grew up in Oxford and studied with David Takeno at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Zachar Bron in Germany. She was then chosen as the British representative of the European Concert Halls Organisation Series ‘Rising Stars’. This success led to highly acclaimed tours and performances with, amongst others, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Philharmonia.
She has worked with conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Yuri Temirkanov, Richard Hickcox, Pascal Emmanuel Krivine, Heinrich Schiff and Yan Pascal Tortelier. Abroad, Priya has worked for the Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester. As a recitalist and chamber musician she has performed extensively at international music festivals including Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Kuhmo, Lockenhaus, Risør, Heimbach, Ravinia, Lugano, Cheltenham, Bath and Stavanger.
This year sees the 15th anniversary of Priya's highly acclaimed Oxford Chamber Music Festival. Her artistic directorship of this extraordinary festival inspired The Daily Telegraph to call it ‘a musical miracle’.
In the current season 2016/17 Priya performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto D minor in Stockholm, Schumann Concerto in Düsseldorf and Mozart Concerto in Munich. She will also return to the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival and many others.