I love Vivaldi ... and I love the mandolin sound and technique of Ekaterina and Elena!
About Yasuo Kuwahara (1946 - 2003) Yasuo Kuwahara has learned the art of mandolin from Prof. Kinuko Hiruma since 1965, and he came into his force as a player from early days. His excellent performance has been most warmly appreciated by many critics as well as audience. His repertory [...]
A. Vivaldi concerto for two mandolins G-dur I-II-III – Elena Zabavskaya, Ekaterina Mochalova – tMt TV #25
About this video Feb 2012, Ensemble Telemann consort, п.р V.Proshutinsky performed by Elena Zabavskaya & Ekaterina Mochalova mandolins Moscow. This is a very nice performance of this very well known work from Antonio Vivaldi. Worth mentioning is the orchestra which is timely and rythmically precise, well done! Also the performance [...]
Introduction Elena Zabavskaya is a mandolin virtuoso in Russia. Due to the language barrier, not much can be found for Elena on the internet. Nevertheless, the YouTube videos with her playing are very nice, so I am happy to present her in theMandolinTuner blog, to show that the mandolin is [...]
Yasua Kuwahara Table Danze- Elena Zabavskaya and Ekaterina Mochalova, Mandolin virtuozos in Russia. I am visiting Moscow!
As I am visiting Moscow and I have in front of me almost a week, it is good idea to combine the visit with a research about the popularity of the mandolin in Russia. Domra is more popular here in Russia compared to mandolin. Nevertheless, there are some mandolin artists [...]