The Eurofestival Zupfmusik 2018 in Bruchsal will take place May 10 – May 13 2018
This is a big event for mandolin orchestras, mandolin ensembles and soloists from all over the World.
I will collect the most important information about the festival on this page.
Officiel website of the festival with information in German and English:
The program booklet Festivalmagazin is now available as download from the folling page:
I am collecting links, videos and other information about all the participants on a seperate page on my German blog gezupftes.de:
Particiapnts of the Eurofestival Zupfmusik 2018 (opens in a new window)
I will take part in the festival as a mandolin player of the Badisches Zupforchester. Here is a playlist with videos by the Badisches Zupforchester:
Playlist Badisches Zupforchester
The Wolga Virtuosen Quartet was one of the groups at the Eurofestival Zupfmusik in Bruchsal that got a lot of applause for their performance of typical Russian folklore. It was a lot of fun to watch the players play and act. The group was composed of prim-domra, alto-domra, bass-balalaika and the accordion instrument bayan.
Ther is one video that gives some impressions of a typical performance by this group that plays well known classical works by Russian and European composers and virtuous arrangements of Russian folk music. In their arrangements they use all the possibilities of the typical russian instruments domra, balalaika, bayan and others.
Wolga Virtuosen Quartett
The Wolga Virtuosen do also play in other groups, you can find all information about composition, instruments and music on their homepage (with a nice intro too):
A second video shows differrent groups, ballet dancers, the audience talking about some typical Russian food that was served during the beak, with some information in German and shows some very special miniature accordeon instruments:
Weltmusik: Wolga Virtuosen verzauberten das Publikum
Playlist Wolga Virtuosen Quartet