Avi Avital

New Yorker? Check this mandolin event at Carnegie Hall. Avi Avital plays the mandolin

I am not a New Yorker, but if I was, I would definitely go to this event at Carnegie Hall. Hailed as “a fairy tale for the digital age” (Wall Street Journal), Angel Heart enjoyed a sold-out world premiere at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances earlier this month. With a new [...]

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Avi Avital’s Bach Release

I bought the CD "Avi Avital Plays Bach" in July. I was intrigued by the marketing words used to describe this project: Following in the footsteps of Milo and his guitar revival, Deutsche Grammophon presents the charismatic young Israeli musician Avi Avital, champion of yet another beautiful and underestimated stringed [...]

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Avi Avital – Dorman Mandolin Concerto – tMt TV #11

Avi Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a Grammy nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist” for his recording of Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto with Andrew Cyr and the Metropolis Ensemble. This composition was commissioned by Avi Avital, and the World Premiere was at December 18-19, 2006, Rostov State Theater [...]

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Avi Avital – Introduction to Bach Album – tMt TV #10

This is Avi Avital debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, devoted to one of his great passions: the music of J.S. Bach. The programme includes Avi's own mandolin transcriptions of three concertos and a trio sonata by the great Cantor of Leipzig. Recognised by The New York Times for his "exquisitely [...]

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