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Ensemble Hikari 光 live on German TV – Denise…

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 known in Germany by their performances. In the TV show they played three pieces by Japanese composers Takashi Yuasa, Goshi Yoshida and Kunisaku Sakai.

The members of the ensemble Hikari are Denise Wambsganß (Germany, mandolin), Yasuyoshi Naito (Japan, mandolin), Hirotaka Nozaki (Japan, mandola), Michael Schwitzke (guitar) and Leo Ruf (percussion). Yasuyoshi Naito is a luthier for mandolins who has been living and working in Germany since the 1980s. He has built the Cremonese mandolin (four single strings) that is played by himself, as well as the mandola.

“Welcome to Café Mandolin” by Takashi Yuasa

“Black Rain” or “Fallen Angel” by Goshi Yoshida

World Premiere “Hikari 2014” by Kunisaku Sakai

Additional Information

Website Ensemble Hikari / Denise Wambsganß

Website Yasuyoshi Naito

Website Marionette / Goshi Yoshida

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The Mandolin Symposium 2015

Videos from the Mandolin Symposium 2015 have been made available in the youtube channel  Mandotunes.

The videos form the Friday night concert include teacher performances with Mike Marshall, Caterina Lichtenberg, Don Stiernberg, Sharon Gilchrist, Dudu Maia, Rich del Grosso, Roland White, Mike Mullins and the different student ensembles.

The playlist does also include videos of the Brazilian Choro group Choro das Tres and the Ragtime Skedaddlers who performed at the Mandolin Symposium 2015.

Playlist Mandolin Symposium 2015

Website Mandolin Symposium: Mandolin Symposium

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A Concert with the Duo AREKIPE (Kathy Lasso &…

A concert with the Duo AREKIPERicardo Sandoval (Venezuela) and Kathy Lasso (Colombia) – has recently been added to the youtube channel of Ricardo Sandoval.

The guitarist Matthias Collet joined the duo for this concert.

You can hear a nice program of duets and trios for mandolins, bandurrias (or bandola andina) and guitar.

Programm

  • Pasillito (Paulo Triviño)
  • Nostalgia (Gerson Garcia)
  • Señor JOU (Pablo Camacaro)
  • Diablesa (Juan Pablo Ceballos)
  • Por una cabeza (Alfredo Lepera / Carlos Gardel) arr:: R Sandoval
  • El Cruzao (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • Emilia II (Luis A. Calvo)
  • Bacatá (Francisco Cristancho)
  • Entre las sombras (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • A.B.C.D. (León Cardona)
  • Soñar es volar (Ricardo Sandoval)

Playliste Duo AREKIPE

Concierto de Duo AREKIPE (Kathy Lasso & Ricardo Sandoval) con Matthias Collet.
Espacio Ronda – Madrid
domingo 26 de abril de 2015.

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Simon Mayor and the Mandolinquents – Great Mandolin Music…

Simon Mayor is maybe the most active mandolin player in the UK. He plays everything from classical music to bluegrass. Simon has also releases many instructional books and mandolin methods.

I have found the following video of the famous Minute Waltz some months ago, it was filmed during a Christmas concert. This video shows that Siman has a lot of humour, it is one of the funniest mandolin videos that I know:

Simon Mayor & The Mandolinquents ‘Minute Waltz’

Simon Mayor & the Mandolinquents live at New Greenham Arts. Band members Simon Mayor & Gerald Garcia attempt a serious rendition of Chopin’s Minute Waltz in the face of some seasonal silliness from Richard Collins.

The Mandolinquents play everything from hot swing and ragtime instrumentals from the mandolin orchestras of the 1930s: Irving Berlin, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky to lively reels and beautiful traditional Irish airs to Chinese and Brazilian folk tunes. All this played with infectious fun, off-beat humour and stunning virtuosity on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass and classical guitar, with the occasional burst of song or fiddle.

Simon has just released a new CD.

I have compiled a large playlist with videos with Simon Mayor, including solo performances and performances with his band The Mandolinquents.

Ich habe eine umfangreiche Playliste erstellt mit Videos mit Simon Mayor, allein und zusammen mit seiner Gruppe The Mandolinquents. Viel Spass beim Ansehen!

Playlist Simon Mayor

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