Winner of the 1998 Scottish Bass Trust International Competition, Graham Mitchell was born in Scotland and studied with Duncan McTier at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.
Graham is Principal Double Bass of English National Opera. He was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1998- 2011 and works regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Graham has performed and recorded for BBC Radio 3 with The Nash Ensemble, The Florestan, Gould, Kungsbacka Piano Trios, and has performed with Imogen Cooper and the Takacs Quartet. In 2007 Graham was invited by Steven Isserlis to perform at the IMS Prussia Cove Chamber Festival followed by a national tour and concert at the Wigmore Hall. This resulted in IMS Prussia Cove winning the chamber prize at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. His recording of Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Paul Lewis and the Leopold String Trio is praised as “one of the finest modern Trouts available” (The Sunday Times).
On graduating from the Royal Academy of Music Graham was appointed Professor of Double Bass. In 2002 he was awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding achievement in the music profession.
Graham plays on a 1750 double bass attributed to Testore. He is extremely grateful to the Stradivari Trust for their support.
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