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2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
February 9, 2014 - 6:15 pm

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2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

San Diego, Calif. — The 2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp, led by classical mandolinist and educator Chris Acquavella, will take place July 14-20, 2014 at the centrally located Crowne Plaza.

SDCMC is very excited to have the talented Italian virtuoso, Fabio Gallucci, as the SDCMC special guest artist from Europe.

Also joining the SDCMC artist staff this year is Ger Mandolin Orchestra member Tim Connell and the superb German mandolinist and musicologist, Dr. Stefanie Rauch.

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

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. Chris, Fabio, Stefanie and Tim are all fantastic teachers and performers. They will lead you through a well thought out curriculum of the classical mandolin's technique and repertoire. The SDCMC will be joined by members of the Bach Collegium San Diego for a fantastic evening of Early Music on historic instruments. Duo Acquavella & Rauch, Fabio Gallucci& Tim Connell will also present concert recitals throughout the week. Come join Chris Acquavella and the SDCMC staff for an exciting five days of mandolin creativity and education.

Tuition for the SDCMC is $425, which includes breakfast, all classes, orchestra rehearsals and performance, music/class materials and evening concerts. The SDCMC is also offering partial attendance options this year (e.g... just classes or just orchestra). Tuition cost does not include lunch/dinner or lodging. Please visit the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp website for more information and 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 through his web site (see below) to inquire.

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

2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp Instructors

L-R: Camp Director Chris Acquavella, Fabio Gallucci, Tim Connell, Dr. Stefanie Rauch.

2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp instructors

2014 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 and performs world-wide in a solo and chamber music capacity. He has been an instructor at the 2011 & 2013 Mandolin Symposiums and several CMSA Conventions. Chris is a composer of new works for mandolin and mandolin ensembles. Several of his works are now published by Joachim-Trekel-Musikverlag, Hamburg.

Fabio Gallucci - Graduated from the Naples conservatory with a diploma in mandolin and further studied with Florentino Calvo and Juan Carlos Munoz. He studied Early Music at the La Pietá deiTurchini, as well as composition, musical analyses and counterpoint in Naples and in Montpellier. He has worked with various theaters in Italy and France under the direction of esteemed conductors such as Rostropovich, Berio, Renzetti. As a soloist and chambrist, Fabio Gallucci has performed across Europe, Israel and the USA. In 2009, he was invited as mandola tutor at the European Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (EGMYO). Fabio has recorded over six albums with various ensembles such as Nov Mandolin & MG21 in France. In 2012 he won first price of the Composition competition "José Fernández Rojas" (La Rioja, Spain) with a piece for orchestra. He's currently a mandolin teacher at the Lunel Mandolin Academy (France).

Tim Connell - graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years professional performing experience, Tim Connell is a rising star in the acoustic music world, forging a unique and sophisticated new voice for the mandolin in his work with the Ger Mandolin Orchestra and through his recordings and tours with jazz guitarist Eric Skye, mandolin duo Mando Planet, and the Brazilian choro group Rio Con Brio. His in-depth study of both Brazilian and Irish music, combined with his earlier years as a professional bassist, pianist and arranger have led Tim to synthesize a personal style on the mandolin which is harmonically advanced, rhythmically diverse and brimming over with sparkling ornamentation and romantic intensity.

Dr. Stefanie Rauch - Stefanie Rauch has been performing as a soloist and with several ensembles around the world for over 15 years. She studied 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 mandola, as well as music history. Apart from being a classical mandolinist, Dr. Stefanie Rauch is a musicologist at the Musicological Seminar of the Universtät Paderborn and the HockschulefürMusik Detmold, Germany.

Bach Collegium San Diego - Founded in 2003, the BCSD 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.

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