Ugo Orlandi has been the most famous classical mandolin player in Italy for the last 20 years. He has recorded many CDs and has played with many of the important chamber orchestras. Many years ago I have attended a workshop with Ugo Orlandi.
I have just discovered three new videos with Ugo Orlandi from a festival in Korea. I am very impressed by his relaxed playing and his way to hold the mandolin. He is sitting on his chair and holds the mandolin as if he would play in a standing position. By this his right arm is almost parallal and in one direction with the strings, a position that is optimal for the right hand picking.
But also his left hand moves arount the fretboard very easy – it is a pleasure to watch him play.
Enjoy the videos with Ugo Orlandi!
5th korea mandolin festival_ 만돌린 Fantasia Poetica-R.Calace
5th korea mandolin festival_ 만돌린 _Filippo sauli_ugo orlandi.wmv
5th korea mandolin festival_ 만돌린 _La Fustenberg _ugo orlandi.wmv
I have found one other video where Ugo Orlandi plays standing
Ugo Orlandi: mandolino di A. Vivaldi Concerto in do magg.avi
Ugo Orlandi mandolino Orchestra A. Vivaldi di valle Camonica dirige Silvio Maggioni
- La Fustemberg – Variations by Antoine Riggieri for Solo Mandolin – Free Sheet Music in the National Library of France