Graham Mitchell

ARAM

Strings - Double Bass

Member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and regular guest with Berlin Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, among many major European orchestras.

Prolific chamber musician and recording artist

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; now a professor of double bass here

Graham is Principal Double Bass of English National Opera, Senior Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and regular bassist with the Nash Ensemble.

He was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1998- 2011 and works regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. As a guest principal, Graham has led most of the orchestras in the UK including the London Symphony Orchestra.

Graham has performed and recorded over the years with many soloists and chamber ensembles including Anthony Marwood, James Crabb, Pekka Kuusisto, and Imogen Cooper; the Florestan, Gould, and Kungsbacka Piano Trios, and the Belcea, Navarra, Elias, and Takacs Quartets.

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).

Graham plays on a 1750 double bass attributed to Testore. He is extremely thankful to the Stradivari Trust for their support.

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