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15th Annual Carlo Aonzo Manhattan Workshop

By Mandolin Cafe
October 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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15th Annual Carlo Aonzo Manhattan Workshop

15th Annual Carlo Aonzo Manhattan Workshop

New York, N.Y. — Carlo Aonzo's 15th Annual Manhattan Workshop will be held June 4-7, 2015, providing a wonderful opportunity for musical growth for players of all mandolin family instruments from intermediate through professional.

Enjoy the camaraderie of learning and playing with fellow mandolin enthusiasts in a warm and supportive environment and experience the wonders and pleasures of New York City.

One of the greatest classical mandolinists alive today, Aonzo has a deserved reputation for warmth, patience, and extraordinary teaching. Attendees are unanimous in their praise for the quality of experience offered at this highly regarded workshop.

Carlo will be joined again by Cuban virtuoso guitarist Rene Izquierdo.

The workshop will consiste of four full six-hour days devoted to mandolin orchestra. Exercises & techniques will be integrated into the orchestra sessions.

Each year music is selected from a variety of eras and styles and encompasses a range of opportunities for musical growth for all levels. It is sent out to participants months in advance of the workshop, on receipt of payment, and is now ready.

This year's music includes a fugue and a concerto by J.S. Bach, two sonatas by D. Scarlatti recently transcribed by Victor Kioulaphides, an Italian romantic symphonic prelude by U. Bottacchiari and a turn-of-the-century light piece by J. Rodrigo.

A limited number of spots in the workshop are available. Early registration is strongly recommended.

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Feedback from participants

"The best part of the workshop was playing some new (to me) and beautiful mandolin orchestra pieces with dedicated people and with Carlo's direction. It is a rare treat to hear classical mandolin playing of the calibre of Carlo. It is inspiring and expands our minds to the possibilities of the instrument as well as being so very beautiful."

"Somehow Carlo always finds ways to make it a whole new experience each year. What a pleasure to play such wonderful music at this level with such devoted aficionados of our instrument."

"The challenge and the sense of accomplishment were very rewarding."

"Highest-quality mando orchestra I've had the pleasure to play with."

"I loved working with Carlo. His skill and feeling for the music were very inspiring. Also, the musicianship of the other workshop members, combined with a feeling of camaraderie, was very special."

"I really appreciated how well-organized the event was, and how even the smallest details were anticipated and handled."

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