Bobby Mitchell is a young American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art in combination with the more standard classical repertory of centuries past. He records for the Alpha Music label (Haydn on an original pianoforte). Bobby holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (the Netherlands), and the Musikhochschule Freiburg (Germany), and is enrolled in the University of Leiden's Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (the Netherlands). Primary teachers include Nelita True, David Kuyken, Robert Hill, Stephen Perry, and Bart van Oort.
Playing Schumann Again for the First Time
Playing Schumann Again for the First Time exposes my attempts to layer musical materials from the core of the classical piano repertoire - in this case, materials from scores and sketches of Robert Schumann - to create ever increasingly larger spaces in which improvisatory practice at the piano can take place.