With roots in classical, folk and traditional music, Mitchell Grobb is an internationally recognized violinist and multi–instrumentalist known for his captivating and genre–blending performances across a wide range of musical styles. An in demand solo artist, sideman, session musician, and a seasoned road warrior, he has appeared live on stages throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and over 30 other countries

around the world.


Mitchell has worked extensively with Cirque du Soleil, performing in several of their signature productions. He currently performs violin and guitar in the arena world tour

of Ovo, and also previously performed with Ovo during it’s Grand Chapiteau tour in

Japan (2014 - 2015). He was the violinist in the Grand Chapiteau tour of Corteo (2015) during it’s run of shows in Quito, Ecuador, and performed violin in the arena world tour

of Dralion (2011- 2014), appearing with the show in major cities worldwide. Mitchell

was also the featured violinist in Wintuk (2010), a seasonal resident show at

Madison Square Garden in New York City.


From 2002 to 2006, Mitchell was a member of Barrage. He performed with the group in theatres and at festivals, special events, and major corporate events across Europe, Asia, North America, and the South Pacific. Mitchell is a featured soloist in Barrage’s full length concert film ‘Vagabond Tales’, which was nationally televised as a prime-time concert special on the PBS network in the United States.


Mitchell was the original violinist in Tokyo DisneySea’s 5th anniversary special production ‘Cape Cod Step Out’ (2006 - 2007) in Tokyo, Japan. He also played mandolin with the ‘Cape Cod Irish Band’, which provided atmosphere music throughout the park during the year-long anniversary celebrations at Tokyo DisneySea.


Mitchell played violin, accordion and percussion in Roseneath Theatre's production of

Spirit Horse(2008 - 2009). A North American adaptation of British playwright

Greg Bank’s ‘Tír na nÓg’, Mitch appeared with Spirit Horse in theatres, schools, and

festivals across Canada and the United States.


Growing up in rural western Canada near the small town of Carberry, Manitoba, Mitch picked up his first violin at the age of five and was instantly hooked. He soon started taking lessons at Brandon University’s Eckhardt–Gramatté Conservatory of Music, where he studied classical music for eleven years. At a young age, he also started to explore traditional old time fiddle music, country, bluegrass, pop, folk, and jazz. During his teenage years, Mitchell was a well known performer at traditional fiddling competitions, shows and festival across Canada and the midwestern United States, garnering over 250 awards along the way.


In addition to performing with touring shows and theatre productions, Mitchell has appeared on several wide-release albums and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a diverse variety of acts including John Michael Montgomery, Colin Mochrie, Tom Cochrane,

John Berry, Nelly Furtado, The Smothers Brothers, Cadence Grace, The Fantasy Fiddlers,

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to name just a few. He has performed for the Prime Minister of Canada, the British Royal Family, and the Danish Royal Family among numerous other dignitaries, and has performed at major league sports events including NBA half-time shows for the Toronto Raptors, the Phoenix Suns, and the Detroit Pistons. He continues to collaborate with fellow musicians and other performance artists on a variety of music and entertainment projects.

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