Mitchell began his musical studies at age five in the Suzuki Violin Program at Brandon University. As soon as he picked up the violin, Mitch began performing at various public events in and around his home town of Carberry, Manitoba.
Mitchell spent eleven years at Brandon University, studying privately with Cameron Baggins and Robert Richardson Jr., as well as playing in the Brandon Conservatory Youth Orchestra and a string quartet. He was also a member of the popular youth fiddle group, “The Fantasy Fiddlers”, and became teacher and performance leader of the group at age 13.
Mitch studied fiddling primarily with the late Gordie Carnahan. He has also studied with Crystal Plohman, Patti Kusturok, Calvin Vollrath, Gordon Stobbe, Martin Hayes, Claude Williams, Mark O’Connor, and Buddy Spicher to name a few.
As a solo performer, Mitchell has been entertaining audiences for years. He was always a top competitor on the Canadian fiddle contest circuit and has won numerous awards, eventually earning the privelege to compete in the invitation-only “Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship” in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mitchell has appeared on many albums, and in 2000, he released his first solo album, “Part of Me”.