The Chuo University Mandolin Club (CUMC) has given its 121 subscription concert on Dec. 25, 2021 as a streaming concert.
The mandolin orchestra was founded in 1939. From 1965 it was conducted by mandolinist and composer Seiichi Suzuki. The mandolin orchestra has played many premieres of compositions by Seiichi Suzuki and other Japanese composers. More information can find on the website of the CUMC.
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 …
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.