Hi reader

here are mandolin news from theMandolinTuner but also from around the world!

Avi Avital has announced his tour dates for the following 5 months: with an average of seven concerts per month,  Avi is perhaps the busiest classical mandolinist in the world!

A video from 2013 featuring Magnus Zetterlund: the mandolinist from Sweden cooperates with Tomas Ledin, the singer/songwriter from Sweden and showcases the versatility of the mandolin and how music genres can be reproduced in other countries than the ones they originated.

MandolinARTE, the Plectrum Orchestra of Athens, announced a series of concerts for the summer with the great Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti: If you are in Greece you should not miss them! You can check the schedule at their web site (that tMt sponsors and maintains by the way!)

An interview with Hector Marin, the mandolinist from Spain, is a great insight into the world of young mandolin performers, working to promote their art. This is the firstinterview to appear in theMandolinTuner and I am sure you will enjoy it!

Chen Ya Hui is an impressive classical mandolinist from Taiwan that is also a great virtuoso in the Liuqin, a traditional strings instrument that is absolutely fabulous! Check her mandolin playing here

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Chen Yahui

Do you know Chen Yaqui? (Taiwan)- tMt DB44

Chen YaHui is the General director of the Taipei Mandolin Ensemble. Chen is currently also a lecturer of mandolin at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Details Chen graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts National Music Division, Department of Chinese Music Culture University, Institute of Arts, the first to obtain a Liuqin master's degree thesis . She is often …

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Mandolin Adventures - An Interview with Hector Marin

Mandolin Adventures - An Interview with Hector Marin

Hector Marin is a mandolinist from Spain, on his way for a career in music. When Hector and I first communicated, I was impressed by his passion for music and the love for the mandolin that is obvious even from the way he sits and holds his mandolin when playing. As I am very interested to learn more about what …

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Magnus Zetterlund

Do you know Magnus Zetterlund? (Sweden)- tMt DB43

Magnus Zetterlund(b.1980) is one of Scandinavia’s foremost mandolinists with an innovative approach to traditional music and beyond. This insightful playing shines best throughout the work with his bands Nordic, Primus Motor and Malin Foxdal Trio. He is also in demand as an accompanist and in recent years has made albums, concerts and TV appearances with Esbjörn Hazelius, Tomas Ledin, Sofia Karlsson, …

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Do you know Héctor Marín? (Spain) - tMt DB42

Do you know Héctor Marín? (Spain) - tMt DB42

He began his mandolin instruments studies with Púa Julian Carriazo at the "García Matos" de Plasencia, and he then visited the Conservatory of Music of Murcia, where he was taught by Luis Gimenez and Mari Carmen Simon, and graduated with honors. He attended many Master Classes with Juan Carlos Muñoz, Mari Fe Pavon, Caterina Lichtenberg, Ana Belen Tejedor and Pedro Chamorro, among others. In the …

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I hope you've enjoyed these latest articles. There are definitely more to come next ...

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com