Violinist MITCHELL NEWMAN is a native of Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1987. After studies with Philharmonic violist David Stockhammer, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Cerone, Yumi Ninomiya and Aaron Rosand.
Newman is a regular participant in the Philharmonic's Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella series and has had the opportunity to play the Mendelssohn Octet with Joshua Bell and the Thomas Ades' Piano Quintet with the composer playing piano. Newman can be heard on Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music's recording of the First and Third String Quartets of Carlos Chavez. He has also recorded the music of Eric Zeisl for Harmonia Mundi, and Stories From My Favorite Planet, by Los Angeles composer Russell Steinberg. Newman also gives performances with the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival in the San Fransico area.
Currently he teaches privately and conducts the Los Angeles Children's Chamber Orchestra through the Pascale Music Institute in South Pasadena (pascalemusic.com). In April of 2017, he was invited to conduct the ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Yearly, he produces, performs and narrates a concert in English and Spanish at St. Thomas Church for the Los Angeles Philharmonic featuring YOLA and HOLA students. For many years, he produced and played on a fund raising chamber music concert for Mental Health America Long Beach and was recognized as a Mental Health Hero by the California State Senate. He currently produces concerts for the tenants in apartment buildings run by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)(epath.org), and serves as a player and board member of Street Symphony (Streetsymphony.org).He also travels to Ensenada, Mexico to work with the students of the Benning Academy (facebook at benningacademia), a program that provides instruments and lessons to children of all economic backgrounds.