CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO
has received international recognition as a skilled interpreter of Venetian baroque music. The ensemble has made numerous and extensive tours in Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Sweden.
LARS FORSLUND - mandolin
Lars Forslund is Artistic Director of the Vivaldi Festival in Venice and Sweden. With his best friend and mandolin teacher Keith Harris, he also organise concerts and seminars at The Mandolin Academy in Venice. Lars lived in Rome as a child, studied Italian in Florence and lives since 1998 part of the year in Venice.
has been critically acclaimed and hugely appreciated by standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience.
JAPAN AND THE MANDOLIN
In the eighties and nineties, worked and studied Lars in Kobe in Japan for the Master Yasuo Kuwahara, and also learned the Japanese language. Then they developed a long partnership, in the field of mandolin music, between Japan and Sweden. 1983 played Lars and Yasuo in Das Deutsche Zupforchester under the leadership of Siegfried Beherend and with Takashi Ochi as concertmaster.
MANDOLIN PLAYING IN SWEDISH TV 1982
Lars founded Sweden's first international mandolin festival at Visingsö in Sweden. At the festival he made a recording with the mandolin and guitar orchestra Musica Festiva. Music by Vivaldi from the disc became the theme song of
SVT's Italian language course “Buon giorno Italia”. Most recently Lars was mandolin soloist at the Venice Carnival
2016 and cicerone, along with Ann Lundberg, in a popular television program by SVT.
“The musicality of Lars Forslund was revealed especially in the Adagio of the Sonatina in C minor for mandolin and harpsichord by Beethoven, which was rendered with subtlety of phrasing and subtle nuances of expression". Letizia Michielon, Il Gazzettino
A review from Venice at the Palazzo Querini:
“Forslund was the master of about every nuance of dynamics and tone you could imagine in the mandolin, as well as some you might not. He could make the instrument sharp and piercing, as well as muted and dark". Michel Miller Berkshire Review