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Fifth Annual Korean Mandolin Festival To Feature Ugo Orlandi

By Mandolin Cafe
May 29, 2006 - 9:00 am

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Ugo Orlandi

Ugo Orlandi

The Fifth Korean Mandolin Festival will be held July 4, 2006 at Han-Kyung-Jik Hall, SoongSil University, Seoul Korea, featuring area mandolin orchestras and a guest appearance by Italian mandolin legend Ugo Orlandi.

Performances and workshops will be held from noon until 9:00 PM with Orlandi presenting a workshop at 4:00 PM followed by an evening concert at 7:00 PM.

Performances starting at noon include:
Dae-Jeon Catholic Mandolin Orchestra
Bun-Dang Mandolin Orchestra
Seoul Mandolin Chamber
Sung-Hwan Church Mandolin Chamber
SoongSil University Mandolin Orchestra
Sim-Woo Mandolin Orchestra
Ariel Mandolin Chamber
M-croma Mandolin Orchestra
OnNuri Church Mandolin Chamber
Ewha Womans University Mandolin Orchestra

Ugo Orlandi is a dominant figure in international mandolin music. He was born in Brescia and began his music studies at the Brescia Youth Music Education Centre. He took up the mandolin at a very early age and at the same time took his diploma in trumpet at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Music in Padova, where since 1980 he has been mandolin professor.

As a soloist he has taken part in concerts and tours all over the world notably with Claudio Scimone's "I Solisti Veneti", and has performed in the most prestigious festivals in Europe and America. His interest in the rediscovery of the musical world of the mandolin has led him to record various programmes many of which feature as world premiere recordings.

Sponsored in part by the Korean Mandolin Association, SoongSil University and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Seoul.

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