THE AMERICAN PRIZE
Ian's disc isn’t this a time, music by American composers John Cage, Barney Childs, Eric Mandat,
Tom Johnson, Christian Wolff,
William O Smith
has been awarded joint second place by The American Prize 2018-19. It is released on Divine Art/Metier. Buy via the CDs page.
Ian Mitchell's playing is outstanding, combining control and beauty of tone with apparently effortless disregard of the fearsome technical demands. This should be essential listening for all enthusiasts.
BBC Music Magazine
Mitchell posseses a rich and flexible tone. He displays wonderful dynamic control, an impressively smooth high register, and he swoops, slides, growls and gurgles upon demand with effective musical results. His virtuosity is in service of the musical content...Bass clarinettists are indebted to Ian Mitchell for his contribution to the artistry of the instrument and its music.
The Clarinet (journal of the International Clarinet Association)