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Carlo Aonzo and Rene Izquierdo - Classical Mandolin and Guitar

  • West Whately Chapel Corner of Williamsburg and Conway Roads West Whately, MA United States of America (map)

Carlo Aonzo is a native of Savona, Italy where he grew up
immersed in music. His initial teacher, his father Giuseppe,
instilled in him a love and respect for the mandolin that has
remained with him all his life. As a teenager Carlo went on to
study with Ugo Orlandi at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory in
Padua where he graduated with honors in 1993. His playing
has been recognized with awards at prestigious competitions
including winning the Vivaldi prize of the Vittorio Pitzianti
National Mandolin Competition in Venice and first prize at the
Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in
Winfield, Kansas.

René Izquierdo is currently a professor of classical guitar at the
University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. As a concert artist, René
has performed throughout North America, Cuba, Puerto Rico
and Europe as solo recitalist, chamber musician and soloist
with orchestra. He has received wide critical acclaim for his
performances, and is recognized as one of America’s classical
guitar virtuosos. A native of Cuba, René graduated from the
Guillermo Tomas and Amadeo Roldan Conservatories in
Havana. In the United States, he earned a Master of Music and
Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of
Music. Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards, being a
winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition
in 2004, the Extremadura International Guitar Competition, the
Schadt String competition, and the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition.

Tentative Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
(Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte - Polonaise -Bourrée -Gigue)

Bartolomeo Bortolazzi (1772 - 1820ca)
Theme with Variations in A major

Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840)
From Centone di Sonate M.S. 112
Sonata I in A minor/major (Introduzione, Larghetto - Allegro
Maestoso, Tempo di Marcia - Rondoncino, Allegro)

Sonata Concertata M.S. 2 (Allegro spiritoso - Adagio, assai espressivo
- Allegretto con brio, scherzando)


Raffaele Calace (1863 - 1934)
Serenata Malinconica op. 120
Bolero op. 26

Enrico Marucelli (1877 - 1907)
Valtzer Fantastico

Fabrizio Giudice (1965-)
Serenata per mandolino e chitarra (Allegretto - Andante - Allegro
non troppo)

Elizabeth Start (1959-)
Pale Cliffs

Katsumi Nagaoka (1963-)
Kaze (Allegretto malinconico - Aria - Allegretto ritmico)