Madeleine Mitchell, violin; Theodore Buchholz, cello; Mack McCray, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, ‘Archduke’
Johannes Brahms Trio in B major, Op. 8
Madeleine Mitchell has been described by The Times as “one of Britain’s liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists”. Her performances in some 50 countries as soloist and chamber musician in a wide repertoire are frequently broadcast for television and radio including the BBC Proms, ABC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, S4C and Italian TV when she won the Palma d’Oro, praised both for her vibrant lyrical intensity and pioneering creativity. Her latest album, Violin Muse includes seven world premiere recordings of music mostly written for her, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Theodore Buchholz has been lauded by newspaper critics as a “virtuosic cellist,” an “outstanding performer,” and a “wonderful musician.” He has performed in prominent venues from New York’s Lincoln Center to international halls in Italy and Tokyo, and in important venues across the United States. Buchholz is the cellist of the Deco Piano Trio which holds a residency at the White Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
Mack McCray won the Silver medal in the International George Enesco Competition, first prize in the Charleston Symphony and San Francisco Young Artists competitions, Juilliard’s Edward Steuermann Memorial Prize, and a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation ‑ all in one season (1969‑1970). Since then, he has been invited as a guest artist at the Festival d’Automne in Paris and Seville’s Great Interpreters Cycle, among other festivals, has performed the U.S. premiere of John Adams’s Eros Piano, and is Artistic Director of Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival.