Avi Avital – London

11 July 2023
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

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11 July
Tuesday
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

“The words “superstar” and “mandolinist” still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world, they are starting to be joined with some frequency… Avi Avital… was nothing short of electric.” New York Times

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields joins forces with the is joined by the “explosively charismatic” (The New York Times) mandolinist Avi Avital as they return from a tour of the USA with Avital and cellist Johannes Moser. A driving force of mandolin repertory, he has had more than 100 contemporary compositions written for him, including 15 concertos – one of which will be performed tonight as well as his own transcription of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.

Programme

Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli (Omaggio a Italia)
Anna Clyne Three Sisters: Mandolin Concerto
Bach arr Avital: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1056
Walton: Sonata for Strings

Avi Avital Mandolin

Academy of St Martin in the Fields