Steffen Trekel (Mandolin) and Michael Tröster (Guitar) – Complete Concert – Works by Haydn, Scarlatti, Munier, Wüsthoff, Frederic Hand

Steffen Trekel and Michael Tröster have travelled to Japan several times and given concert. A complete concert from Oct. 2013 can be found at youtube. The duo Trekel Tröster is joyned by the Japanese guitarist Yoshinobu Hara in some of the pieces. The concert took place in the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. The introductions to the pieces were […]

Ensemble Hikari 光 live on German TV – Denise Wambsganß & Yasuyoshi Naito (mandolin), Hirotaka Nozaki (mandola)

The Ensemble Hikari 光 has been invited to the show „Kaffee oder Tee?“ (coffee or tea?) of the German TV Station SWR on January 3rd, 2014. Now three videos have been made available at youtube. The ensemble has been founded by mandolin players from Germany and Japan and it aims to make music by Japanese composers better […]

Salvatore Falbo Giangreco – Compositions for Mandolin Orchestra

The compositions by Salvatore Falbo Giangreco are very popular in Japan. Falbo reached the 6th position in an evaluation of the most played composers by mandolin orchestras in Japan ( Auswertung über die meistgespielten Komponisten bei japanischen Mandolinenorchestern ). I have found many videos of works via Falbo, mostly played by Japanese mandolin orchestras. In […]

Azzurro by Daigo Marumoto (Japan) – Compositions for Mandolin Solo and Mandolin Orchestra

Recently I have listened to videos of the composition Azzurro for solo mandolin by Daigo Marumoto. This is a nice, dreamy composition for the mandolin, and so there are quite some videos of this composition played by the best Japanese mandolin players. My favorite video besides the version by Masataka Hori at the beginning of […]

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