Musicians

In Italy well known virtuosi like i.e. Antonio Berni, Nino Catania, Giulio Tartaglia and G. Burdisso played his concert models, while abroad his fame was spread by Italian immigrants like Silvio Ranieri (Brussels), Maria Scivittaro (Paris), Alberto Bracony (Copenhagen) and Benedetto Persichini (London). They all handed over to their students the love for and appreciation of the 'Embergher' mandolin.

Giulio Tartaglia (Italy)
Maria Scivittaro (Italy-France)
Silvio Ranieri (Italy-Belgium)
Giovanni Giovale (Italy)
Benedetto Persichini (Italy-England)
Alberto Bracony (Italy-Denmark)
Also many orchestras in Europe in the past and present played on Embergher instruments like the 'Costantino Quaranta' orchestra from Brescia, Italy.
L'Estudiantina de Bruxelles, Belgium
The Belgium Brasschaats Mandolin Orchestra (1960) with (l) the conductor and founder Robert Janssens

Among the second generation of great mandolinists that must be named are Giuseppe Anedda (Italy), Kurt Jensen (Denmark), Frans De Groodt (Belgium), André Saint-Clivier (France) and Hugo D'Alton (England). They were all taught in the traditional Italian style, playing the finest Embergher concert mandolins. Eventually, through their own concerts and other activities concerning the mandolin, they paved the way for today's European mandolinists.

Frans De Groodt (Belgium)
Frans De Groodt (Belgium)
Giuseppe Anedda (Italy)
André Saint-Clivier (France)
Denise Mégavand & Christian Schneider (France)
Hugo D'Alton (England) with Igor Strawinsky (Russia)
Hugo D'Alton (England)

Of the present generation who share the passion for the Embergher mandolins and who continue to play the instrument in the traditional Italian playing style are: Alison Stephens, Sue Mossop (England), Tove Flensborg (Denmark), Christian Schneider (France), Sebastiaan de Grebber (Netherlands), Ralf Leenen (Belgium), Sanay Onji, Kaoru Nakano, Goshi Yoshida, Kenzo Kumei and Kazuhiko Takahashi (Japan). They all play important roles in mandolin orchestras/circles of their countries and are regarded as mandolinists of importance.

Kurt Jensen (Denmark-Australia)
Jairo Rincón (Colombia)
Tove Flensborg (Denmark)
Reidar Edvardsen (Norway)
Alison Stephens (England)
Yashuo Kuwahara (Japan)
Kaoru Nakano (Japan)
Goshi Yoshida (Japan)
George Hadjineophytou (Greece)
Steffen Trekel (Germany)
Sebastiaan de Grebber (Netherlands)
Ferdinand Binnendijk (Netherlands)
Ferdinand Binnendijk (Netherlands) and the Dutch 'Orkest van het Oosten' premiering the 1st Mandolin Concerto composed by the American composer John Craton (Summer 2006).
The Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra "Het CONSORT" conducted by Alex Timmerman (Netherlands). Photo © Paul Gomez, November 2004
 

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