Bobby Mitchell

1493892870 bobby mitchell copyright jiyang chen aug 2016
Gestart in: 2013
Type musicus: toetsen
Universiteit: Universiteit Leiden
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Nationaliteit: United States

Bobby Mitchell is a young American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art in combination with the more standard classical repertory of centuries past. His diverse interests in historical performance practice and in contemporary trends have brought him to venues across Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. He records for the Alpha Music label (Haydn on an original pianoforte) and for Telos Music. Bobby holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (the Netherlands), and the Musikhochschule Freiburg (Germany), and is an ORCiM Doctoral Researcher and enrolled in the University of Leiden's Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (the Netherlands). Primary teacher include Nelita True, David Kuyken, Robert Hill, Stephen Perry, and Bart van Oort.


Playing Schumann Again for the First Time.

Gestart in 2013

This artistic research project exposes Robert Mitchell's attempts to layer musical materials from the core of the classical piano repertoire - in this case, materials from scores and sketches of Robert Schumann - to create ever increasingly larger spaces in which improvisatory practice at the piano can take place.