Tag: mandoloncello

Mandolin

Mandolin Lovers Club Competition – Japan

The Mandolin Lovers Club (MLC) is a group of leading mandolin players in Japan.

The MLC has organized a competition for solo mandolin / mandola / mandoloncello performances. There was no limitation, everybody could make a video and take part in the competition. All videos were added to a playlist and everybody could vote for his favorite videos.

Winner of the competition: RADWIMPS mandolin cover by Yoshito Ishizu

The complete playlist with the 17 videos taking part in the competition.

Website Mandolin Lovers Club

Mandolin Lovers Club – Competition (google translation to English)

Mandolin Lovers Club – Competition (Japanese)

Mandolin Lovers Club – twitter

mandocello

The Mandoloncello – The best Videos from Japan

The mandoloncello (or mandocello) is regularly used in most of the mandolin orchestras in Japan. So I have recently collected some interesting mandoloncello videos and want to present the best videos from Japan in this post.

A side effect of the regular use of the mandoloncello in the mandolin orchestras is that there are many players who are using the mandoloncello also as a solo instrument. And there are also groups like the quartet of four mandoloncellos as you can see further below.

Atsushi Ichikawa has arranged many pieces for the mandoloncello and he has composed his own pieces too. Most of the pieces seem to be popular songs and music from computer games. Atsushi Ichikawa makes great use of special sounds and percussion effects.

Atsushi Ichikawa – Mandoloncello player

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/revirytic/videos

愛をとりもどせ!!(クリスタルキング) Mandoloncello solo

Take Back the love! (Crystal King) Mandoloncello solo

It is the theme song of the anime of old called Fist of the North Star. Always something I’m sorry only Anison (laughs)

A duo for mandola and mandoloncello can be found in the youtube channel of todorokigentaro.

Youtube Channel of todorokigentaro

Duo Mandola and Mandoloncello

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I Solisti Mandolinistici di SFIDA – Chambermusic for Mandolin,…

Sfida was founded in March 2004. The members of the group are playing solo- and chambermusic for mandolin, mandola, mandoloncello and guitar

The name of the group “Sfida” is Italian and means “challenge”.

The group has organized concerts every year, the last concert was the 14th concert and was given on Sept. 5th, 2010.

Sfida presents many interesting videos from those concerts at youtube, at the moment there are 22 videos.

Here a selection of some interesting videos:

Introduction and Polonaise – Frederic Chopin

For mandoloncello and piano – Kobayashi Kaori

From the 12th concert (2009/10/18)

2°Concerto I.Maestoso op.144 – Raffaele Calace

Satoshi Hiroshi Marumoto of Dreams Come True

Other videos include the following pieces:

Leroy Anderson – Plink Plank Plunk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJei56cZr1Y

Prelude XI by Lutz Werner Hesse for mandolin solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSP7g4prdVY

Joseph Haydn, Emperor Quartet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4FXsXfvhGo

Le grand tango – Astor Piazzolla for mandoloncello and piano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yd9OHEtMHU

Links

youtube channel SFIDA Tokyo Japan : http://www.youtube.com/user/sfidatokyojp

Homepage: http://sfidatokyojp.hanabie.com/index.html

Homepage (google translation to english): http://translate.google.de/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsfidatokyojp.hanabie.com%2F