Mr. Mitchell has been studying cello for the past decade and is currently in his fourth year of undergraduate studies at the Moores School of Music. He is seeking a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance under the teaching of his late professor Vagram Saradjian and currently under Estelle Choi of the Calidore Quartet. Mitchell frequently collaborates with composers and musicians to perform new works, notably premiering Misook Kim’s ‘Danza II’ for solo cello, performing J. E. Hernandez’s SHEER in a project sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston entitled ‘In Flanders Fields’, and was a featured performer in the 2019 Contemporary Music Festival at Cy-Fair College.
In 2020 he was awarded, with the Iris Trio, Second Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition for performance by a chamber ensemble. He has received masterclasses and ongoing training in cello and piano and has worked with such performers as Alexander Rudin, Deborah Pae, the Formosa Quartet, the Aizuri Quartet, and the Modigliani Quartet.
Mitchell enjoys teaching cello and piano and focuses on helping students deepen their love of music through their chosen instrument.