MandolinARTE

Altalena, Lino Cannavacciuolo (LIVE by MandolinARTE)

Altalena is a beautiful composition by Lino Cannavacciuolo. Recorded live during MandolinARTE, the Plucked Orchestra of Athens live concert - just before the COVID-19 pandemic, in Athens Greece (FOY Ymittos Concert Hall). We were happy to perform at this venue that is hosting us, but is also doing [...]

MandolinARTE – Summer Nostos Festival at SNF

This week's video, is again from a concert I gave with MandolinARTE - the Plucked Orchestra of  Athens and the famous singer Alkistis Protopsalti in June 2019, at one of the most amazing venues of Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). As you will see from this short video, [...]

MandolinARTE- J. S. Weiss Concerto for guitar and orchestra

I recorded J. S. Weiss Concerto for guitar and orchestra during the summer of 2015. This should have been a demanding recording, but it took us only an afternoon, where most time was spent on setup. Having excellent musicians as part of your orchestra is what makes this possible! [...]

MandolinARTE – Goran Bregovich, Alkistis Protopsalti, Theos an Einai, Live

This week's video is an amazing song with music from Goran Bregovich, performed by MandolinARTE live during one of their 18 concerts on tour with Alkistis Protopsalti attended by more than 30.000 people in 2016. Alkistis Protopsalti performance in this video is just fantastic, and everyone in [...]

When you are celebrating your birthday with a concert!

A picture I saw today while doing some work at my computer, reminded me of my birthday happening that took place in March 2016, while touring with MandolinARTE and the great Greek singer, Alkistis Protopsalti. So, it was the 20th of March, and it was my birthday! [...]

I love Cyprus! (Performing at Ancient Kourio)

It is summer time! And summer time is great for giving concerts in open theatres, especially in Greece and Cyprus! Following a rehearsal during a hot day in June (an adventure that I described here) I flied to Cyprus for three scheduled concerts with MandolinARTE & Alkistis Protopsalti, to mark the beginning of our summer [...]

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Rehearsing at 39 Degrees Celsius (102.2 F)

First of all, I want you to know that it was hot. Really hot. Even for Greece.   39 degrees celsius is hotter when carrying two musical instruments to go to rehearsal, my octave and the Liuto Cantabile. (Hint: I love air-conditioning!) The rehearsal was with MandolinARTE and Alkistis [...]

“Don’t Cry”, performed by MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti – tMt TV #102

Enjoy another video from a rehearsal of MandolinARTE together with the singer Alkistis Protopsalti, Thomas Kontogeorgis at the piano, Alexis Kostas at the drums, Aggelos Tzamarias at the trombone. This is "Don't Cry" a great song composed by Ilias Andriopoulos with lyrics by Mihalis Bourboulis. This songs manages to present [...]

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MandolinARTE rehearsal with Alkistis Protopsalti, “The corridor’s cruise” – tMt TV #101

Here is a video of the famous Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens "MandolinARTE" rehearsing together with singer Alkistis Protopsalti the beautiful song "The corridor's cruise". In this video I play the octave mandolin but I also sing, together with all the members of the orchestra. Note how the composition of [...]

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New Concerts for MandolinARTE in Thessaloniki Greece -18, 19 March 2016

MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens just announced two concerts together with Alkistis Protopsalti this time in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki. Concerts will take place 18 and 19 March 2016. More info is available here. These two concerts follow a series of six sold-out concerts in Athens Greece [...]

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