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  1. Mandolin Mondays #293 w/ Special Guest Julien Martineau

    Julien Martineau joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week all the way from France to play this stunning performance of Raffaele Calace's Preludio 10, on his powerful bowl back "Martineau" model mandolin built by Canadian luthier Brian N. Dean.



    At the age of nineteen Julien Martineau won the Giuseppe Anedda Prize at the 1998 Varazze International Competition in Italy; and in 2002 he gained a Diploma in Musicology (DEA) ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #262 w/ Special Guest Caterina Lichtenberg

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, premier classical mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg joins us all the way from Germany to share some beautiful Bach played on her Alfred Woll German Neapolitan Mandolin.



    Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the most important mandolinists of our time. She has recorded over 10 CDs to date, and has toured throughout the U.S. Europe and Asia. She currently holds the only existing Professor ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #252 w/ Special Guest Florian Rumpf

    All the way from Hamburg, Germany, classical mandolinist Florian Rumpf brings us an exciting rendition of "The Rising Sun" by Keizo Ishibashi played on Florian's "Seiffert" soloist mandolin built by Alfred Woll.



    Florian Klaus Rumpf decided to put the mandolin at the center of his life from the age of seven. He studied with Professor Caterina Lichtenberg, Valerij Kisseljow, and Silke ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #198 w/ Special Guest Chris Acquavella

    The incredible Germany-based classical mandolinist Chris Acquavella brings us a beautiful original composition played on his 2019 Soloist Mandolin “Classico” built by Alfred Woll.



    Chris Acquavella is a mandolinist, composer and educator from San Diego, CA, who currently lives in Mainz, Germany. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, England. Chris studied mandolin performance ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #179 w/ Special Guest Alon Sariel

    Award-winning Israeli musical director and classical mandolin performer Alon Sariel stops by Mandolin Mondays to play us a riveting excerpt of music on his uniquely designed mandolin built by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.



    Alon got his start on the mandolin playing in the Beersheba Mandolin Orchestra in South Israel where he grew up. Later he went on to study mandolin, lute, and conducting at the prestigious Jerusalem Academy ...
  6. Bartok Violin Duets on Mandolin/Violin

    Hey guys! In 2015 I recorded six of the 44 Bartok Violin Duos with my friend and incredibly talented violinist Judith Meyers in West Virginia. I thought I'd throw them into one video and share it!

    I think I shared them somewhere on the cafe a couple years ago, but this is a slightly better way of presenting them. Enjoy!