Mimi Mitchell

Mimi Mitchell studied violin and musicology in the United States, receiving her B. M. and M. M. magna cum laude from Rice University. She continued her studies in the Netherlands, studying baroque violin with Jaap Schröder at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Mimi performs with many of Europe’s and America’s leading early music ensembles, including the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Anima Eterna, Currende, and Apollo’s Fire. Mimi enjoys combining her research and performing skills and has been awarded numerous subsidies for her work at the Kromeriz Archive in the Czech Republic. With the Dutch ensemble In Stil Moderno, she has performed her discoveries at numerous prestigious festivals, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Prague Spring Festival and the Cork Early Music Festival. Conducting from the violin, Mimi also directs modern ensembles as well as early music specialists. Conducting a modern chamber orchestra, she won the Jurica Murai Award at the Varazdin Baroque Evenings for the best performance of the festival in 2006. In demand as a lecturer, teacher and coach, Mimi has taught in the USA, France, England, Croatia and the Netherlands.