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Carlo Aonzo - Classical Mandolin Virtuoso

By Mandolin Cafe
December 2, 2008 - 12:15 pm

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Carlo Aonzo - Classical Mandolin Virtuoso

Carlo Aonzo - Classical Mandolin Virtuoso

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. is proud to announce the re-release of the DVD Carlo Aonzo - Classical Mandolin Virtuoso on their Artist Line series.

In the DVD, Carlo performs a number of his finest solos including a mandolin/guitar duet with fellow musician friend and Italian guitar legend Beppe Gambetta.

48 minutes in length.

Carlo Aonzo is a native of Savona, Italy. From a musical family, his initial teacher on the instrument was his father. He went on to study with Ugo Orlandi, the current patriarch of the Italian mandolin camp, at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Padua. His playing has been recognized with awards at prestigious competitions including the "Vivaldi" prize of the 6th annual Vittorio Pitzianti National Mandolin Competition in Venice as well as the 27th annual Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in Winfield, Kansas.

Carlo has toured throughout northern Europe, Italy, and the USA as a soloist or with chamber ensembles and orchestras. He worked with many musical institutions including La Scala Philharmonic, Milan. As director of the Ligurian Plectrum Orchestra (Orchestra a Pizzico Ligure), he has been called to play in the presence of Pope John Paul II. Since 1998 he has created and directed the annual winter Festival Internazionale di Mandolino in Varazze, Italy; performers there have included the most respected names in mandolin and guitar. He is an active scholar of historic mandolinists and mandolin repertoire and has contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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