Monday, 29 December 2008

1st NAG Mandolin Festival to take place 29/30 August 2009!

Oliver Waitze of The New Acoustic Gallery reports:
There will be a two-day-festival with 2 concerts each day. Highlight on both festival days will be a performance by the marvellous team of Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg. Other performers to be announced shortly.


About Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg:

Two of the worlds great mandolinists, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, join forces in a collaboration of musical styles to take you on a journey of the mandolin from it's lute like roots, in 16th century Europe, to the new world of the Americas, picking up melodies from each new place and many hands on the way.
Mike Marshall is well known for building mandolin musical bridges - from his youthful days with the David Grisman Quintet, to his founding of the Modern Mandolin Quartet, and his recent collaborations with bluegrass wiz kid, Chris Thile, and with Brazilian virtuoso, Hamilton de Holanda.
This time he teams up with one of the classical mandolin virtuosos of the world. Caterina Lichtenberg is now at the peak of her recording and performance career with over 10 CDs and regular tours of the U.S., Japan, Europe and South America. She is currently the Director of the Baroque Ensemble at the Music Academy of Wuppertal, Germany.
Mike and Caterina first met when Mike asked her to teach at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California, which was a week long gathering this year of over 150 students, plus 9 top mandolinists from around the world. The two made an instant musical connection and have been building on this relationship ever since.
Mike Marshall
Caterina Lichtenberg
Reservations are taken from now on. Price: 30 € each day. There are only 75 seats available each night. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.
Oliver Waitze
New Acoustic Gallery
phone: +490212/2474007