Scotland-based pianist SCOTT MITCHELL has performed extensively as a chamber music pianist and accompanist throughout Great Britain, Europe, South America and the Middle East. As a result of his varied chamber music activities he performs regularly at St. John's Smith Square, Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall in London. He has also appeared at many of the world's major festivals including the Edinburgh and the Festival Wiener Klassik.
As a recording artist Scott Mitchell has released CDs for Chandos Records, ASV, Collins Classics, Black Box and Tosca Records. He has recently recorded Dave Heath's Piano Concerto, "The Passionate", with the BBC Concert Orchestra, recently released on the Freestyle classics label. He is a regular performer on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has also appeared on Channel 4 and the satellite Arts Channel.
Scott Mitchell has performed with John Wallace (Trumpet), Michael Collins (Clarinet), Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), Andrew Watkinson (Violin), Richard Watkins (French Horn) and James Bowman (Counter-tenor), also with the Duke Quartet. He performs regularly in a duo capacity with John Cushing (Clarinet), flautists Katherine Bryan, Wissam Boustany, Ruth Morley, David Nicholson and Yvonne Paterson, and saxophonists Carole Sutherland and Simon Haram. In competitions he has been awarded the Lisa Fuchsova Prize for outstanding chamber music pianist and the Eric Rice Memorial Prize for outstanding accompanist, both at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition.
PSO was delighted to work with Scott in February 2008 when he was the soloist in Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto.
"Beethoven's Emperor Concerto was a triumph, due both to another excellent PSO performance and the brilliance of soloist Scott Mitchell. Interpretation apart, and with his obvious deep affinity to the work, this was a performance of total precision - the brilliant variety, tone and colour demanded by the composer was delivered by Mitchell in some style." Dundee Courier
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