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2013 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
January 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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2013 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

2013 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

San Diego, Calif. — The 2013 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp led by classical mandolinist and educator Chris Acquavella along with guest instructor Mari Fe Pavón will take place July 30 - August 4, 2013 at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in sunny San Diego.

The camp will explore the depth and breadth of the classical mandolin, from baroque to modern times, through four days of classes, rehearsals, evening concerts and jam sessions.

SDCMC strives to create a fun musical experience for mandolinists of all ages and abilities. Instructors will lead students through a journey of classical mandolin repertoire, history, technique, ornamentation and ensemble playing. The SDCMC will be joined by members of the Bach Collegium San Diego for a fantastic evening of Early Music. Both Chris Acquavella & Mari Fe Pavón will also present concert recitals throughout the week. Come join Chris Acquavella and Mari Fe Pavón for an exciting four days of classical creativity and education.

Tuition for the SDCMC is $425, which includes all classes, orchestra rehearsals and performance, music/class materials and evening concerts. Tuition cost does not include food or lodging. Please visit the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp website to register online.

NOTE: Full scholarships are available for participants under the age of 20 years old. Financial assistance also available upon request. Please contact Chris Acquavella directly to inquire.

Class syllabus and schedule, as well as orchestra repertoire will be announced closer to date.

2013 SDCMC Artist Bios

Chris Acquavella - Chris Acquavella graduated First Class Honors from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London UK. Chris studied under the instruction of Alison Stephens and in Master Class with Caterina Lichtenberg. He won the Wolfsan Foundation Music Award in 2004 and the TCM Trust Silver Medal in 2006. Chris is a member of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra. He is also an instructor at the 2013 Mandolin Symposium. Chris performs classical and original repertoire on both modern and baroque mandolins, using period techniques.

Mari Fe Pavón - A graduate of mandolin and bandurra from the Conservatoire d'Alcázar of S. Juan, with de Pedro Chamorro and Caridad Simón and in guitar with Manuel Muñoz. Mari Fe Pavón pursued further studies at the Conservatoire of Esch/Alzette and at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in mandolin and baroque mandolin with Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. She is often requested to play for the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. She is regularly invited to international competitions to be a jury panel member, as well as giving master classes across the globe. She is co-founder along with Juan Carlos Muñoz of Duo Muñoz-Pavón, as well as a key member baroque ensemble Arte Mandoline.

Chris and Mari

Bach Collegium San Diego - The BCSD, founded in 2003, is quickly becoming one of the premier early music ensembles in the United States. Its mission is to diversify the music offerings in the San Diego community by providing engaging, accessible, historically informed performances of repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras. Its principal members bring long standing experience from international ensembles such as the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as from this country's leading ensembles like American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. The ensemble has earned an impressive reputation, captivating diverse audiences by their unique style and highly expressive and provocative approach to the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.

Bach Collegium San Diego

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San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp


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June 10, 2013 11:48 AM
There is some more news available for the 2013 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp.

The Kona Kai Resort is under new management and is currently being refurbished. I was able to get photos of the new bedrooms. The Kona Kai is going for a modern, beach front look. The new rooms are very nice. Here are pictures of the double & single rooms.

SDCMC has added another European artist to the instructor/performer staff. We are very pleased to have Dr. Stefanie Rauch join our team. She will perform on Thursday evening with Chris Acquavella, as well as teach on Friday.

Dr. Stefanie Rauch:
For over 15 years, Dr. Stefanie Rauch, has been performing as a soloist and with several ensembles around the world. She studied the mandolin under the instruction of Keith David Harris. Stefanie is a member of the world music ensemble Vinorosso, and the music director of the federation of plucked-string music of the German state of Hesse (BDZ Hessen e.V.). She is a regular guest at various international courses, teaching the mandolin and the mandola as well as music history.
Apart from being a classical mandolinist, Dr. Stefanie Rauch is a musicologist at the Musicological Seminar of the Universität Paderborn and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany. Between 2007 and 2011, Stefanie also held teaching positions at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne/Wuppertal as well as the Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.

SDCMC would like to email the orchestra music to participants around July 1st. If you are interested in going to the 2013 SDCMC, please sign up soon. This way you can have a full month to learn ensemble music. Please email Chris Acquavella if you have any questions.
July 21, 2013 05:57 PM
SDCMC NEWS: On Friday we received news that the SDCMC guest artist, Mari Fe Pavon, will be unable to fly to San Diego for personal reasons. We hope that Mari Fe Pavon will be able to join us in the future. After an outstanding effort from the SDCMC staff, I am pleased to announce that we have found an exceptional mandolinist to fill in for Mari Fe. We are very pleased to announce that the 2013 SDCMC guest artist is German virtuoso, Anne Wolf. Along with Chris Acquavella and Dr. Stefanie Rauch, Anne will be teaching classes and performing on Friday & Saturday. The SDCMC is looking forward to working with this wonderful musician.

Anne Wolf's BIO:
Anne Wolf is a four time, first place winner in the German national competition "Young Musicians" as well as winner of many other national and international competitions. Funded by the Saxon Mozart Society, Anne Wolf gave numerous concerts for "Live Music Now Köln eV" and is a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. Besides her concert activity, she has been featured as a soloist in Japan, Russia, the USA and Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Greece. Anne Wolf has taught a mandolin class at the Music & Art School Velbert and conducted the Dortmund mandolin and guitar orchestra. After her several years as concertmaster of the European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra and the Landesjugendzupforchester Saxony, she led the Lower Saxony Jugendzupforchester and is concertmaster of the Bavarian Landeszupforchester. Anne Wolf graduated from Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Standort Wuppertal. Her solo album, "A Gleam in Winter", featuring solo repertoire by Japanese composers, is currently available from Trekel Records.
July 21, 2013 05:59 PM
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