Bobby Mitchell

Bobby Mitchell

Bobby Mitchell

Schools Attended
Orpheus Instituut (Belgium) / Leiden University (Netherlands) -current doctoral studies Research focus: Piano improvisation in 19th century style Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany -early keyboard studies with Robert Hill Master’s Degree in early keyboard performance with a perfect performance mark of 24/24 Koninklijk Conservatorium van Den Haag -piano studies with David Kuyken

– The Hague, Netherlands -fortepiano studies with Bart van Oort Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, Mark: 9 (May 2009) Eastman School of Music– Rochester, NY -piano studies with Nelita True Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance with Performer’s Certificate and Highest Academic Distinction (May 2007) Interlochen Arts Academy – Interlochen, MI -piano studies with Stephen Perry High School Diploma with Academic Honors (May 2003)

Selection of Summer Festivals Attended Aspen Music Center 2010- Aspen, CO, USA -piano studies with John O’Conor
soundSCAPE Performer-Composer Exchange 2008– Pavia, Italy
-piano studies with Thomas Rosenkranz
June in Buffalo Festival 2007 – Buffalo, NY (guest performer with the ensemble Signal)

Significant Performances
Concerto performances with the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (Durban, South Africa), Amman Symphony Orchestra (Amman, Jordan), Concerto Armonico Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany), Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, NY), Noord Nederlands Orkest (Groningen, Netherlands), OSSIA New Music (Rochester, NY), and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (Interlochen, MI) Solo performances in venues such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), and at festivals such as Musica Sacra Maastricht (Netherlands), Dag in de Branding (The Hague, Netherlands), and the American Liszt Society 2008 National Convention (Washington DC), and as a guest artist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (Pittsburgh, PA) and the Dranoff Foundation (Miami, FL), amongst others
Lecture Recitals and Masterclasses given at conferences such as the Ethics of Music Making (Ascona, Switzerland, September 2012, as a guest of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana), the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague (Netherlands), The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), The University of Georgia (Athens, GA), and the University of Kwazulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa) Master Class performances with Dmitri Bashkirov, Malcolm Bilson, Jeffrey Siegel, James Giles, Roberto Plano, Wolfgang Brunner, and Bradford Gowen Major Awards Winner of the Outhere Music Prize at the International Musica Antiqua Competition in Brugges, Belgium 2013, including the opportunity to record for the early music label Alpha 1st prize winner of the 2005 William Garrison National Piano Competition, hosted by the American
Liszt Society Baltimore-Washington Chapter 2nd prize, Audience prize, and Mozart prize winner at the 2010 Young Pianist Foundation national
piano competition in Amsterdam
Recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Stipendium für Künstler (Stipendium for Artists) for further study in the arts in Germany (2010)
Recipient of the HSP Huygens Programme scholarship for pursuit of Master’s studies in the Netherlands (2008)
Recordings on the Alpha / Outhere Label (music of Haydn on a historical piano) and Telos (music by Thomas Lauck) as well as numerous videos on YouTube with over a half-a-million views.

He   is in the team of the Young Artists of the Accademia Europea Villa Bossi in Bodio – Varese, Italy


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