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“Grammy” Nominee Avi Avital. Triumph Of Mandolin.

26.10.2019. 18.00–19.35
Koncertzāle "Lielais dzintars", Lielā zāle (Radio iela 8, Liepāja)

Avi Avital is the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy award. The New York Times described the musician as passionate and “explosively charismatic”, while his performances are praised with applause in the world’s leading concert halls. More than 100 contemporary compositions have been written for him, letting the mandolin witness a Renaissance of its own.

In the concert, we will hear the collaboration between the sound of Avital's mandolin and Omer Avital's jazz. While Avi Avital comes from a classical tradition, the award-winning bass virtuoso and oud player, Omer Avital, is an acclaimed jazz performer and composer. Although the artists are not related and come from different musical worlds, they are united by the same last name, Moroccan origin and their childhood in Israel.

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