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Mandolin Mondays #223 w/ Special Guest Dorina Frati

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Italian classical mandolin maestro Dorina Frati joins us this week for Mandolin Mondays with a beautiful performance of Victor Kioulaphides' “Idillio“ played on her Calace Raffaele Modello Classico A mandolin.



Now considered one of the greatest contemporary classical virtuosos of the mandolin, Dorina Frati began studying the instrument at the age of six. When Italy’s first chair of mandolin was founded at the Conservatory of Padua, she enrolled to complete her training under maestro, Giuseppe Anedda, and became the first person in the country to graduate in mandolin studies. Her concert career began shortly afterwards. Over the yearhe has performed at concerts and festivals in Scotland, China, Finland, Greece, the USA, Portugal, Australia, Holland, Venezuela, Brazil, Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic and Japan. Now she teaches mandolin at the Luca Marenzio Conservatory of Music in Brescia, holding the chair that once belonged to her beloved teacher.

Dorina also has a wealth of recorded work. Her most recent album is a duo project with Davide Ferella that features Bach's harpsichord concertos transcribed for 2 mandolins. Give it a listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7I4r8T7CYovUK3RRtOQq4U

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

http://dorinafrati.it/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1I5E...oplay=true&v=A
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...p28aNa3mD4k3nj

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

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. John Soper's Avatar
    Wonderful - soothing and contemplative - for these times!
  2. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Beautiful piece of music, well played. Welcome, Dorina.
  3. Mike Romkey's Avatar
    Sublime...
  4. mandopops's Avatar
    Bravo, bravo, Dorina. Exquisite playing. A couple of years ago at CMSA I attended a couple of her workshops. She spoke very little English, but nonetheless it was a wonderful experience. I have a photo of the two of us together. A great remembrance.
    A charming lady.
    Joe B
  5. Joe Dodson's Avatar
    wow
  6. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Beautiful playing of a beaultiful peice! Thank you Dorina!
  7. Alfons's Avatar
    What a pleasant way to start the week.
  8. randybrown's Avatar
    Love the nuanced playing. Aspirational.
  9. chasray's Avatar
    Thank you!
  10. DougC's Avatar
    A modern piece by Victor? More like this please! (dbMandolin are you there?)

    And what a beautiful mandolin. Thank you Dorina.
  11. Chica's Avatar
    Absolutely beautiful. As a beginner mandolinist I am so impressed by your command of each note. Crisp, clean and clear. Your delivery left me with a sense of peace, which is a valued feeling during these times. Thank you Dorina!!!
  12. Sam076's Avatar
    Beautiful music by a beautiful soul. Thank You.