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Radim Zenkl - Mandolin and more

Date: 24 March 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Venue: St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto

World famous mandolin player Radim Zenkl returns to Toronto with a  new exciting program as  part of the Czech Year of Music. 

Radim Zenkl will be playing compositions by:
Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Orff, Myers, O'Carolan, Zenkl and others.
The concert will feature Vivaldi's Concerto for Lute in D major (adapted for mandolin), lesser known pieces by Beethoven, originally written for mandolin and many more interesting musical selections, including some original works. The music will be introduced by a spoken word about the origins of some of the compositions.


Radim Zenkl studied dendrology and botany at the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, with a particular interest in the trees of Eastern Europe. Furthermore, he is an accomplished musician, composer, and instructor. His style features bluegrass, jazz, flamenco, classical, Eastern European traditional and original music. As the U.S. Mandolin Champion, his style remains at the cutting edge of the mandolin's future. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. According to David Grisman, "Zenkl has re-invented the mandolin in several different ways." Besides collaborating with top musicians of the acoustic music scene, he has recorded eight solo CDs (released on Acoustic Disc, Shanachie and Ventana) and has appeared on more than sixty other recordings. His worldwide performing and teaching credentials include guest appearances at prestigious music institutions such as the Berklee College of Music in Boston and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Zenkl lives in California and Boskovice, Czech Republic. For more information, please visit www.zenkl.com.

Tickets: $25 at door (followed by refreshments) 



Invitation to Radim Zenkl´s concert 388 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Mar 19, 2024