Avi Avital - the first mandolinist with a Grammy nomination will fascinate the audience of the red dot gala in Berlin
Young Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital graduated from “Jerusalem Academy of Music“ and is said to be one of the most outstanding soloists of our time. In 2007, he won the renowned Israeli prize for soloists, the “Aviv competition”. In Germany, he was awarded the ECHO for his recording with the “David Orlowsky Trio”.
Undoubtedly, Avi Avital belongs to the most multifaceted mandolinists in the world. He acted with numerous renowned orchestras, such as the “Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra”, the “Rostov State Theatre Soloists”, the “I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano” or the “New York Metropolis Ensemble”, and worked with notable conductors like Mstislav Rostropovitch, Asher Fisch and Philippe Entremont. Moreover, on special occasions, he is invited to play as guest soloist at concerts of Giora Feidman.
On 24 October 2012, at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the exceptional artist will give proof of how wonderful the mandolin can sound when it’s mastered at world class level. “Exquisitely sensitive playing“, already said The New York Times – in a few weeks, the first mandolinist with a Grammy nomination will fascinate the audience of the red dot gala 2012.