Crowdfunder for New Violin Album: Madeleine Mitchell

Project for 7 world premiere recordings by established UK composers

Help Madeleine Mitchell fund an album of seven world première recordings of recent violin works by established British composers on the Divine Art label, performed by Madeleine Mitchell with BBCNOW, piano and second violin.

Music for the album includes: (* written for Madeleine Mitchell)

*Sadie Harrison – Aurea Luce, violin and piano (premièred MM at St Peter’s, Shaftesbury) 9′

*Michael Nyman – Taking it as Read, violin and piano (premièred MM at The Red Violin festival, Wales Millennium Centre) 4′

*Geoffrey Poole – Rhapsody, violin and piano (premièred MM with Stroud Symphony Orchestra, performed several times with the composer as pianist including St George’s, Bristol) 11′

*David Matthews – Romanza, violin and piano (premièred MM at William Alwyn and Sound Festivals, with Nigel Clayton for violin and piano version, and BBC Radio 3 In Tune) released as world première digital single prelude to album: http://www.divineartrecords.com/CD/29005info.htm to be re-mastered for album 12′

*Guto Puw – Violin Concerto, Soft Stillness, BBC National Orchestra of Wales – recording licensed by BBC for this album, subject to fee (premièred MM Bangor New Music Festival, Orchestra of The Swan) 20′

Judith Weir – Atlantic Drift violin duos (performed by MM live on BBC Radio 3 and at Dartington) 11′

Michael Berkeley – Veilleuse (Night Watch) violin and piano (performed in MM’s ‘Nocturne’ programme for National Poetry Day, Little Venice and Barnes Music Festivals) 10′
From Madeleine Mitchell:

I’ve been working on this project for a considerable time, assembling a fine new collection. It is very difficult to find funding for recording, however worthwhile it is. This crowdfunding project is exceptional in that if we can raise £1000 with at least 5 individual backers, it should be eligible for an Arts Council England contribution of £1000, provided we raise the full amount of £4000 that is needed to make the project happen. This includes the costs of recording – the venue, piano, producer/engineer, editing, pressing 1000 CDs and booklet, marketing, distribution and my fellow artists’ expenses. For example, £180 pays for the piano at the recording.  I should emphasise that I am donating to the project  and will make nothing out of it save for the huge satisfaction of having put down a permanent record of a fine collection of pieces I’ve premièred and performed widely with great colleagues. The recordings will be available in all digital formats as well. I’m delighted to have worked with all the composers featured.

The deadline for the crowfund is the 15th June 2017.

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