British violinist Priya Mitchell, described by The Strad as one of the foremost violinists of her generation, studied with David Takeno at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Zachar Bron in Germany. She was chosen as the British representative "Rising Star" concert series by the European Concert Halls Organisation.
As a soloist, Mitchell has performed with the Moscow Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester (Berlin), the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Belgian Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish National Radio Orchestra, amongst others.
Priya is a sought-after guest at international chamber festivals, including those held at Risør, Lockenhaus, Heimbach, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Stavanger, Lugano and many others. She was asked to serve as Artistic Director of Caravan – Gypsy Folk – a festival held at Kings Place in London, which followed her own Indian and Irish roots through the extraordinary musical journey of the Roma, from Rajasthan to the British Isles, via the Near East, Spain and the Balkans, across the centuries.
She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, described by The Daily Telegraph as "a musical miracle" and by The Independent as putting Oxford "on the map of the classical music world."