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 ‘Rising Stars’ Series, 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.
This year sees the 18th anniversary of Priya’s highly acclaimed Oxford Chamber Music Festival with the British composer Sally Beamish in residence. Her artistic directorship of this unusual and much acclaimed festival inspired The Daily Telegraph to call it ‘a musical miracle.’
“Oxford is my home town and I have a deep attachment to the roots and spirit of the festival which I started here in 2000. It has evolved and grown in to something that our loyal audiences love and cherish and where there is a real sense of musical home coming. Each festival and celebration of chamber music has its own unique dynamic and I think OCMF’s emanates just as much from the musicians as the atmosphere of Oxford’s extraordinary surroundings and rich historic context. For me it always surprises and sparks a collaborative creative havoc bringing together a beautiful meeting of hearts, minds and souls”
Please come and share this incomparable alchemy
Music + Oxford!