Anna Mitchell

ANNA MITCHELL

Violin

Ireland    Age:23

W.A. Mozart
Adagio in E Major K261

S. Prokofiev
Five Melodies Op.35A, Nos.3, 4 & 5

M de Falla
Danza espaňola No.1, from ‘La Vida Breve’ (Arr F. Kreisler)

Anna is an Irish violinist currently based in Limerick. She is an alumnus of the Young European Strings (YES) School of Music, where she was a student of Professor Ronald Masin’s. She frequently led and appeared as soloist with the YES Chamber Orchestra, and toured around Ireland, Belgium, Barcelona, Paris, Vienna and Switzerland with the ensemble.

Anna is a recent graduate of UCD, where she held an Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholarship while studying for her BA in Psychology. She was a member of the Ad Astra Chamber Orchestra, with whom she performed Bach’s Double Violin Concerto under the direction of Therese Timoney. Through the Ad Astra Academy, Anna, along with three fellow scholars, formed the Stella Quartet. In 2019, they were awarded the ESB Feis Ceoil Chamber Music Cup and the Hazel de Courcy Lewis Cup for best string quartet.

After graduating from UCD with first class honours, Anna decided to pursue violin performance at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. In 2021, she was awarded the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Emerging Artist Grant and the RTÉ lyric fm Scholarship to support her studies with Dr. Diane Daly. Since she began studying for her MA in Classical String Performance, Anna has appeared with the Irish Chamber Orchestra on many occasions. In 2022, Anna also worked with Opera Workshop in Limerick to perform Fiona Linanne’s new site-specific composition ‘No. 2 Pery Square’, directed by Shirley Keane and Sinead Hayes.

Anna is currently in the second year of her MA, where she has had opportunities to develop her orchestral, chamber music, and solo violin skills. She not only has an interest in classical music, but in traditional Irish music and pop music too. She regularly performs at festivals and concerts around the country and has appeared on many professional recordings produced at venues including the Hellfire Studio and Camden Recording Studios.