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Mandolin Mondays #191 w/ Special Guest Carlo Aonzo

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Italy's mandolin ambassador Carlo Aonzo is with us this week for a very special Mandolin Mondays. Hear Carlo cut straight to the heart with his 1994 Gabriele Pandini bowl-back mandolin playing this beautiful Raffaele Calace classical piece.

Carlo is a native of Savona, Italy, but his efforts with the mandolin are know worldwide. His resume includes such items as playing at Carnegie Hall, performing privately in the Vatican for the Pope, and winning the Walnut Valley, KS, Winfield National Mandolin Contest--just to name a few. Not only is he known for his performances and extensive recorded work, Carlo is a huge mandolin activist and scholar--he directs countless mandolin orchestras, teaches workshops and seminars worldwide, and does mandolin research for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and other prestigious outlets.

Additionally, Carlo has a brand new album out with his trio called Mandolitaly--a compelling record that will take you on a tour through all the different musical canals of Carlo's native country. Check it out here:

Carlo is an endorser of Dogal Strings:

Be sure to connect with Carlo at the following links below for more information about his music:

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

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  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Carlo. Always great to hear your beautiful music!
  2. William Smith's Avatar
    Very Nice as always Carlo!
  3. Gunnar's Avatar
    Amazing! I really loved the left hand pizzicatos!
  4. Glassweb's Avatar
  5. DougC's Avatar
    This video clearly shows how the right arm is relaxed and not pressing on the instrument or bridge. It is always a pleasure to see Carlo play.
  6. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Sublime. Thanks, Carlo!
  7. Bill McCall's Avatar
    always a joy. thanks
  8. EvanElk's Avatar
  9. chasray's Avatar
    He is so good......
  10. ccravens's Avatar
    So nice.

  11. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    HOT DOG! You old trickster! Notice the left hand plucked notes while the right hand is doing its thing!


    Everyone should listen to the Aonzo/Gambetta colaborations „Serenata“ and „Traversata“.
  12. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Soooo great!!!!

    Thanks Carlo!
  13. goose 2's Avatar
    Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!
  14. TimB989's Avatar
    That left handed plucking on the fret board completely surprised me. I’ve never seen that before. Awesome!
  15. Alfons's Avatar
    Fantastic! I need more of this. I have also been loving MandolItaly. Thank you!
  16. Bill Findley's Avatar
    Lovely, thank you!
  17. Robert Mitchell's Avatar
  18. Jim Garber's Avatar
    A lovely sweet piece played with soul. One of my very favorite Calace compositions. Mille Grazie, maestro!