MANDOLIN ACADEMY IN VENICE

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THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL

Concerts in Venice 4 - 7 May 2022

NATALIA MARASHOVA
NATALIA MARASHOVA
Mandolin soloist
PAULA WESSELEY
PAULA WESSELEY
Mandolin soloist
YULIA MERTEN
YULIA MERTEN
Mandolin soloist
THEKLA SCHIRZ
THEKLA SCHIRZ
Mandolin soloist
JONAS KHALIL
JONAS KHALIL
Guitar soloist
JONAS KHALIL
JONAS KHALIL
Guitar soloist
SONJA WIEDEMER
SONJA WIEDEMER
Mandolin soloist
SONJA WIEDEMER
SONJA WIEDEMER
Mandolin soloist
Antonia PLATZDASCH
Antonia PLATZDASCH
Mandolin soloist
Antonia PLATZDASCH
Antonia PLATZDASCH
Mandolin soloist
RENÉ IZQUIERDO
RENÉ IZQUIERDO
Guitar soloist

Soloists

CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
Venetian Baroque Music
CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
Plays music by Vivaldi & Paisiello
CARLO AONZO
CARLO AONZO
Mandolin soloist
CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
Maxine Rizzotto - Conductor
JUGENDZUPFORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTENBERG
JUGENDZUPFORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTENBERG
Music by Kuwahara, Beethoven, Piazolla and others
JUGENDZUPFORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTENBERG
JUGENDZUPFORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTENBERG
Birgit Wendel - Conductor
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Robert Draken - Mandolin
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Sabine Neudecker - Mandolin
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Eliza Dagostino - Guitar
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Hermine Antelman - Mandolin & Eliza Dagostino - Guitar
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Sandra Tinner - Mandolin
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Edward Melloni - Guitar
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Kirsten Becker - Mandolin
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Lady with mandolin - And many, many more players
SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER
SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER
Venetian Renaissance & Baroque Music
SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER
SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER
Natalie Marashova - Mandolin soloist & Conductor
MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA
MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA
"American Mandolin Music from the early 1900s"
MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA
MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA
René Izquierdo - Conductor
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
Music by Verdi, Puccini and others
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
Robert Neff - Conductor
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
NIEDERKASSEL MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER e. V.
Robert Neff - Conductor

Orchestras, soloists & conductors

ANTONIO VIVALDI
ANTONIO VIVALDI
1678 - 1741
JOHANN ADOLF HASSE
JOHANN ADOLF HASSE
1699 - 1783
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO
1740 - 1816
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
1770 - 1827
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
1921 - 1992
YASUO KUWAHARA
YASUO KUWAHARA
1946 - 2003
GIACOMO PUCCINI
GIACOMO PUCCINI
1858 - 1924
GIUSEPPE VERDI
GIUSEPPE VERDI
1813 - 1901
MARCO UCCELINI
MARCO UCCELINI
1603 - 1680
FABRIZIO CAROSO
FABRIZIO CAROSO
1526 - 1600
CESARE NEGRI
CESARE NEGRI
1535 - 1605

Composers


FESTIVAL PROGRAM

4 - 7 May 2022


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All concerts, lectures and rehearsals are moved from chiesa

di Ognissanti to chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


IN A G U R A T I O N  &  O P E N I N G  C O N C E R T 

Mandolin music by Italian 18th century composers


Wednesday 4 May 19:30 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The mandolin & string ensemble

CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO

Maxine Rizzotto - conductor

&

Soloists

Natalia Marashova - baroque mandolin

Emil Galimzanov 10 years old - violin


Concert program - Music by


Antonio Vivaldi - Andante from Concerto in Do maggiore per molti strumenti

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Do maggiore per mandolino, archi e cembalo

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Sol maggiore per violino, archi e cembalo

Giovanni Paisiello - Concerto in Mi bemolle maggiore per mandolino, archi e cembalo


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L E C T U R E

Venetian 18th century Mandolin Music


Thursday 5 May 10:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


Lecture about the compositions for mandolin by the Venetian

composers Vivaldi, Hasse & Paolucci and the status

of the mandolin in the 18th century Venice

Lars Forslund - lecturer


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R E H E A R S A L

Venetian 18th century Mandolin Music & The gala concert program


Thursday 5 May 10:30 - 13:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Natalia Marashova / Robert NeffBirgit Wendel /

Rene Izquierdo / Maxine Rizzotto - conductors


Rehearsal program - Music by


Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Re maggiore per chitarra, orchestra e cembalo. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor
Giuseppe Paolucci - Trio G-Dur fur Zupforchester & cembalo. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Sol maggiore per due mandolini, orchestra e cembalo. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor
Johann Adolf Hasse - Konzert G-Dur fur Solo-Mandoline, Zupforchester & cembalo. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor


Giuseppe Verdi - Brindisi, from La Traviata. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giuseppe Verdi - The prisoners choir from Nabucco. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giaccomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Robert Neff - conductor 

Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Torna a Surriento. Rene Izquierdo - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Canta pè me. Lars Forslund - conductor 

Theodoro Cottrau - Santa Lucia. Natalia Marashova - conductor 

Luigi Denza - Funiculi Funicula in F major. Birgit Wendel - conductor 


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C O N C E R T

Venetian 18th century Mandolin Music


Thursday 5 May 16:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Maxine Rizzotto - conductor

&

Soloist

Rene Izquierdo - guitar


Concert program - Music by


Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Re maggiore per chitarra, orchestra e cembalo
Giuseppe Paolucci - Trio G-Dur fur Zupforchester & cembalo


&

The mandolin orchestra from Germany

JUGENDZUPFORCHESTEBADEN-WÜRTTENBERG

Birgit Wendel - conductor

&

Duo by two teachers from the orchestra 

Sonja Wiedemer - mandolin / Jonas Khalil - guitar

 

Concert program duo - Music by


Manuel de Falla - La Vida Breve

Jacob do Bandolim - Benzinho

Raffaele Calace - Pavana / Réverence


Concert program orchestra - Music by


 Jürg Kindle - Kalimba

 Ricardo Sandoval - Bumbac

Yasuo Kuwahara - Novemberfest

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatine in c-Moll

Duo for mandolin & guitar - program to be decided

Christopher Grafschmidt - Hau ruck!

Marius Kirsten - Spätzle Arrabbiata (premiere)

Astor Piazolla - Libertango

Christopher Grafschmidt - Skabbalabaster


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C O N C E R T

Venetian 18th century Mandolin Music


Thursday 5 May 19:30 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Maxine Rizzotto - conductor

&

Soloists

Natalia Marashova - mandolin / Thekla Schirz - mandolin


Concert program - Music by


Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Sol maggiore per due mandolini, archi (ZO) e cembalo
Johann Adolf Hasse - Konzert G-Dur fur Solo-Mandoline, Zupforchester & cembalo


&

The mandolin orchestra from Germany

MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER NIEDERKASSEL e. V.

Robert Neff - conductor


Concert program - Music by


Johann Sebastian Bach

Antonin Dvorak

Joaquin Rodrigo

Camille Saint-Saéns

Georg Friedrich Händel

Nino Rota

Francisco Tárrega

Ennio Morricone

Georg Friedrich Händel

Pietro Mascagni

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Jules Massenet

Astor Piazolla

Karl Jenkins

Marc-Antonie Charpentier

Peter Tschikowsky


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L E C T U R E

The Gimo Collection


Friday 6 May 10:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


Lecture about the The Gimo Collection from Gimo castle, Sweden. The world's

biggest collection of Italian mandolin music from the 18th century. The Gimo

Collection is now keept in the library of Uppsala University, Sweden

Lars Forslund - lecturer


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R E H E A R S A L

The Gimo Collection


Friday 6 May 10:30 - 13:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Natalia Marashova / Robert Neff / Birgit Wendel /

Rene Izquierdo / Maxine Rizzotto - conductors


Rehearsal program - Music by


Giovanni Battista Gervasio - Trio in Re maggiore per due Mandolini (ZO) e Basso Continuo. Birgit Wendel - conductor
Carlo Cecere - Concerto en La majeur pour Mandoline et Orchestra a plectre. Birgit Wendel - conductor

Vito Ugolino - Concerto in Sol maggiore per mandolino, 2 violini (ZO) e B.C. Birgit Wendel - conductor
Domenico Gaudioso - Concerto G-Dur fur Mandoline, Zupforchester & cembalo. Birgit Wendel - conductor


Giuseppe Verdi - Brindisi, from La Traviata. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giuseppe Verdi - The prisoners choir from Nabucco. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giaccomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Robert Neff - conductor 

Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Torna a Surriento. Rene Izquierdo - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Canta pè me. Lars Forslund - conductor 

Theodoro Cottrau - Santa Lucia. Natalia Marashova - conductor 

Luigi Denza - Funiculi Funicula in F major. Birgit Wendel - conductor 


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C O N C E R T

The Gimo Collection


Friday 6 May 16:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Birgit Wendel - conductor

&

Soloist

Natalia Marashova - mandolin


Concert program - Music by


Giovanni Battista Gervasio - Trio in Re maggiore per due Mandolini (ZO) e Basso Continuo
Carlo Cecere - Concerto en La majeur pour Mandoline et Orchestra a plectre


&

The mandolin orchestra from USA

MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA

American Mandolin Music - from the early 1900s

Rene Izquierdo - conductor


Concert program


William C Stahl - The Talisman

William C Stahl - Danse Hongroise

A. J. Weidt - My Lady Jazz

Carlos Graziani-Walter - Gemito Appassionato

A. A. Babb - Flying Wedge

Carlos Curti - The Flower of Mexico

Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes - Shine On Harvest Moon

William C Stahl - Sweet Marjorie

Walter Rolfe - Delectation

Schreier-Bottero - Tango of the Roses

Howard Weeks - Mandolins in the Moonlight

A. A. Babb - On the Mill Dam


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C O N C E R T

The Gimo Collection


Friday 6 May 19:30 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Birgit Wendel - conductor

&

Soloist

Antonia Platzdasch - mandolin


Concert program - Music by


Vito Ugolino - Concerto in Sol maggiore per mandolino, 2 violini (ZO) e B.C.
Domenico Gaudioso - Concerto G-Dur fur Mandoline, Zupforchester & cembalo


&

The mandolin orchestra from Austria

SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER

 Gerhard Heitzinger / Natalia Marashova - conductors

&

Soloists

Paula Wesseley - mandolin

Emil Galimzanov - violin

Yulia Merten - mandolin

Natalia Marashova - mandolin

Thekla Schirz - mandolin


Concert program - Music by


Fabritio Caroso - "Il Ballarino“

Francesco Eterardi - "Echo Concerto“ 2 & 3 Movement

Italian Dances: Anonymus - "La morte de la Regione“

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Sol maggiore per violino

Fabritio Caroso - "Balle del Fiore"

Cesare Negri - "Catena d’Amore"

Cesare Negri - "Bianco Fiore“

Valentin Röser - Sonata IV

Marco Uccelini - "Aria Sopra la Bergamasca“

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in Sol maggiore per due mandolini


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L E C T U R E

Kuwahara sensei - My Mandolin Teacher


Saturday 7 May 10:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


Lecture about the compositions of Yasuo Kuwahara

and the status of the mandolin in Japan

Lars Forslund - lecturer


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R E H E A R S A L

Japanese Music


Saturday 7 May 10:30 - 13:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Natalia Marashova / Maxine Rizzotto - conductors


Rehearsal program - Music by


Yasuo Kuwahara - "The Song of Japanese Autumn". Natalia Marashova - conductor

Lars Forslund - "Sakura Suite". Maxine Rizzotto - conductor


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C O N C E R T

Japanese Music


Saturday 7 May 16:00 Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto



The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Natalia Marashova / Maxine Rizzotto - conductors


Concert program - Music by


Yasuo Kuwahara - "The Song of Japanese Autumn"

Lars Forslund - "Sakura Suite"


&

Duo mandolin & guitar

Carlo Aonzo - mandolin & Rene Izquierdo - guitar


Concert program


Johann Sebastian Bach

French Suite in E major BWV 817 (original arrangement for mandolin and guitar)

Niccolò Paganini

Sonata I in A minor/major (from Centone di Sonate MS 112)

Fabrizio Giudice

Serenata


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G A L A  C O N C E R T  &  C A R N I V A L  P A R T Y

An Italian Mandolin and Opera Gala


Saturday 7 May 18:00 Gala concerto in a Venetian palace 


All participants in The Venice Mandolin Festival

Opera da Camera di Venezia & Opera soloists

Dance Masters in 18th century costumes

Artists from Carnevale di Venezia


All the conductors of the festival

Maxine Rizzotto, Robert Neff, Rene Izquierdo,

Birgit WendelNatalia Marashova


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA


Gala Concert program - Music by


Giuseppe Verdi - Brindisi, from La Traviata. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giuseppe Verdi - The prisoners choir from Nabucco. Robert Neff - conductor 

Giaccomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Robert Neff - conductor 


The mandolin orchestra from Germany
MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER NIEDERKASSEL e. V.
Robert Neff - conductor
(Your own free choice of repertory. From 5 to maximum 10 minutes)


The chamber orchestra from Venice, Italy
OPERA DA CAMERA DI VENEZIA
Roberto Barison - dance master  / Lorenzo Parravicini - conductor 
(Dancemusic from the 18th century by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others)


The mandolin orchestra from Germany

JUGENDZUPFORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTENBERG
Birgit Wendel - conductor


Gala Concert program - Music by
Christopher Grafschmidt - Hau ruck! / Ricardo Sandoval - Bumbac


The mandolin orchestra from USA
MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA

Rene Izquierdo - conductor


Gala Concert program - Music by

William C Stahl - Merry Whirl

Alessandro Cicognini and Carl Sigman - Summertime in Venice


The mandolin orchestra from Austria
SALZBURGER MANDOLINEN ORCHESTER

Gerhard Heitzinger - conductor / Natalia Marashova - mandolin soloist


Gala Concert program - Music by

Niccolò Paganini - Il carnevale di Venezia, Op.10


The international mandolin orchestra

VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA


Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio. Maxine Rizzotto - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Torna a Surriento. Rene Izquierdo - conductor 

Ernesto De Curtis - Canta pè me. Lars Forslund - conductor 

Theodoro Cottrau - Santa Lucia. Natalia Marashova - conductor 

Luigi Denza - Funiculi Funicula in F major. Birgit Wendel - conductor 


The chamber orchestra from Venice, Italy
OPERA DA CAMERA DI VENEZIA
Roberto Barison - dance master  / Lorenzo Parravicini - conductor 
(Dancemusic & Wiener Walzer by Richard Strauss, Nino Rota and others)



In colaboration with Opera da Camera di Venezia

& artists from The Carnival of Venice


Reservation for any changes


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Mandolin Gabriele Pandini 3 A
Mandolin Gabriele Pandini 4 A
Mandolin Gabriele Pandini 2 A
Mandola Gabriele Pandini 1 A

MANDOLINS & MANDOLAS BY GABRIELE PANDINI

An exhibition of instruments by Maestro Pandini will be held during The Venice Mandolin Festival


The exhibition is cancelled because Gabriele Pandini has Covid.


Here on our website  you can listen when Lars Forslund plays Bach, Beethoven and Mozart on a Pandini mandolin.

Please contact us with your questions about the instruments. We are very happy to try to answer your questions.

THE VENICE MANDOLIN FESTIVAL

Concerts in Venice 4 - 7 May 2022


Please contact us with your questions about The Venice Mandolin Festival.

We have much more to tell you about the organisation, soloists,

orchestras, concerts, repertory, the big party and so on.

We are very happy to try to answer your questions.

Don't hesitate to ask everything you wonder!

WATCH OUR VIDEOS

Beautiful 3D films about The Carnival of Venice in the 18th century. Or play along to our soundtracks.


Music by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Näslund and others