MANDOLIN ACADEMY IN VENICE

MAXINE RIZZOTTO & LARS FORSLUND

PLEASE CONTACT US!


THE MANDOLIN ACADEMY

We organise concerts and festivals in Sweden and Italy

ENGLISH

Here you can reach us! Call or write to us! We will answer your questions as soon as we can. Sometimes we are on tour and then the answers may take a little longer, but we answer.


SVENSKA

Här når du oss! Ring eller skriv till oss! Vi svarar på dina frågor så fort vi kan. Ibland är vi på turné och då kan

svaren dröja lite längre, men vi svarar.


ITALIANO

Qui puoi raggiungerci! Chiamaci o scrivici! Risponderemo alle tue domande il prima possibile. A volte siamo in tour e poi le risposte possono richiedere un po 'più di tempo, ma rispondiamo.



Artistic director Lars Forslund

MANDOLIN ACADEMY

c/o VIVALDI FESTIVAL

Riddaregatan 6 B

599 31 Ödeshög

S W E D E N


Mobil / Whats up: +46 736 32 87 44

Mail: info@mandolin.academy

Website: www.mandolin.academy

 
 
 
 
 

MORE ABOUT US

Camerata Mandolino Classico







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.


OUR CONCERTS

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.

Lars Forslund - mandolin

Reviews from Venice


A review from Venice at the Basilica dei Frari: 

“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

Lars Forslund / Mario & Lorenzo Parravicini in Venice
Lars Forslund / Mario & Lorenzo Parravicini in Venice
Angelica Selmo, harpsichordist from Verona, Italy
Angelica Selmo, harpsichordist from Verona, Italy
Angelica Selmo in Laponia, Sweden
Angelica Selmo in Laponia, Sweden
Maxine Rizzotto, pianist from Milano at Drottningholm
Maxine Rizzotto, pianist from Milano at Drottningholm

WATCH OUR VIDEOS

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


Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others