• New Music from Julien Martineau - Paradis Latin

    New Music from Julien Martineau - Paradis Latin

    Classical mandolinist Julien Martineau has announced a May 13 release of his newest project entitled Paradis Latin.

    The project is the result of a mix of early Hollywood movie influence that finds itself expressed in the wide variety of selections ranging from Italian to South American and more that Martineau describe as "...blurring the boundaries between scholarly and popular music."


    • Czardas
    • Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56: Joc cu bâtă
    • Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56: Brăul / Pe loc
    • Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56: Buciumeana
    • Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56: Poargă Românească / Măruntel
    • Mazurka, Op. 141
    • Tarantella, Op. 18
    • Bolero, Op. 26
    • Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900
    • Histoire du Tango: Café 1930
    • Histoire du Tango: Nightclub 1960
    • Histoire du Tango: Concert d'aujourd'hui
    • Capriccio spagnuolo, Op. 276
    • Rapsodia napoletana
    • Valtzer fantastico
    • Godfather Suite
    • Lune-faucon

    About Julien Martineau

    Julien Martineau is one of the few mandolin players in Europe to lead a concert career. From the age of 16 and after studying music at the Conservatoires of Argenteuil and Rueil-Malmaison, he began to give several private concerts at the Opéra de Paris with the pianist Alexandre Tharaud. As a student at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, Julien Martineau discovered a fascinating musical world that led him to choose a musical career over one of science.

    From then on he began to explore the repertoire for the mandolin, perfected his instrument with the top makers, and developed a new set of strings with Savarez, all while continuing his musicology studies at the Sorbonne and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSM) in Paris. In 1998, at the age of 19, he won the Giuseppe Anedda Prize at the Varazze International Mandolin Competition in Italy, judged by Ugo Orlandi, and in 2002 he obtained his Master of Music from the Sorbonne in Paris.

    Julien Martineau has been a Professor at the Conservatoire de Toulouse since 2005 and, in 2013, the Academie des Arts, Lettres et Sciences in Languedoc honoured him with the Déodat de Séverac Prize.

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    1. Bill Clements's Avatar
      Bill Clements -
      Thanks, Scott!
      This release will be another recording classical mandolin fans will want to add to their collection, while also appealing to a broader audience.