Florentino Calvo is one of the leading mandolinists from France. He has studied mandolin and guitar at the concervatory of music and dance in Argenteuil with Mario Monti and in the masterclass of Alberto Ponce.
Florentino Calvo is especially interested in contemporary music. Together with the trio Polycordes (mandolin, harp and guitar) he has premiered and recorded many contemporary compositions.
But Florentino Calvo has also recorded several albums with the most important works for the mandoline of the 17th century and the Romantic age for mandolin solo or mandolin with piano, harpsichord or guitar.
Florentino Calvo is also the conductor of several orchestras like the Ensemble MG21.
I have found several live videos with Florentino Calvo and playlists of some of the albums.
Playlist Florentino Calvo
Beethoven Sonatine, recordings with the Trio Polycordes, Florentino Calvo as conductor
Complete albums at youtube
Gabriele Leone: Six sonates pour la mandoline et basse, Livre I (2015)
From Prag to Vienna
Florentino Calvo, Mandoline and Aline Zylberajch, Piano
The German mandolin player Anna Torge has studied modern and historical mandolin at the music university Köln/Wuppertal with Prof. Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. Anna Torge has played two mandolin concertos in a concert of the Haydn-Festival in Brühl. This concert has been recorded by the WDR radio station and is available for streaming for a limited time.
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie d-Moll, Hob I:34
Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Konzert D-Dur für Mandoline und Streicher
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie d-Moll “Lamentatione”, Hob I:26 / Ouvertüre D-Dur zur Oper “Acide e Galatea”, Hob Ia:5
Giovanni Hoffmann Konzert D-Dur für Mandoline, Streicher, 2 Oboen und 2 Hörner
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie f-moll “La Passione”, Hob I:49
Anna Torge, Mandoline; Concerto Köln, Violine und Leitung: Markus Hoffmann
Recording from Aug. 27th 2018 Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl
The concert is available for streaming until Nov. 17 2018 on the WDR website and also on Soundcloud.
The Japan Mandolin Union (JMU) has held their 50th anniversary this year. Beside the publication of a regular journal about mandolin activities in Japan the JMU every two years a solo mandolin competition is executed.
This year the JMU has started their own youtube channel with videos from the anniversary concert and from the 26th solo mandolin competition
The Ankordis Trio is composed of Miki Nishiyama (mandolin), Giuliana Ferraboli (diatonic accordion) and Cetti Schinocca (piano). The unique instrumenttion of this trio proposes a captivating repertoire that is easy to use for the public. The pieces are specially arranged for mandolin, diatonic accorion and piano and belong to the history of cinema (Morricone, Bacalov, Tiersen, Piovani …), tango (Piazzolla, Galliano, Canaro …), the French organ repertoire (Delicq ), of the Brazilian choro …
The Ankordis Trio has recorded their first CD Pizolla in 2017. A new CD is in preparation.
The Ankordis Trio has just added new videos from their latest concert in Bovegno, chiesa di San Rocco, 23 settembre 2018. You can also find more pictures and videos in the facebook profile of Ankoris Trio.
Il trio “Ankordis” è formato da Miki Nishiyama al mandolino, Giuliana Ferraboli all’organetto e Cetti Schinocca al pianoforte. Compagine strumentale unica nel suo genere, propone un repertorio accattivante e di facile fruibilità per il pubblico. I brani eseguiti sono appositamente arrangiati per mandolino, organetto e pianoforte ed appartengono alla storia del cinema (Morricone, Bacalov, Tiersen, Piovani …), del tango (Piazzolla, Galliano, Canaro …), del repertorio organettistico francese (Delicq), del choro brasiliano …