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Avi Avital mandoline – Omer Klein piano

Programme

Music by Avi Avital
Music by Omer Klein
Partita Nr. 2, BWV 1004 (mandolin transcription) Johann Sebastian Bach


The charismatic Avi Avital is indisputably one of the greatest mandolin players of our time. His recordings for Deutsche Grammophon are celebrated internationally.  For this programme, Avital dips a toe into classical music and also explores jazz. Along with jazz pianist Omer Klein he gives a very free performance of several jazz pieces and Israeli songs. But Avital cannot omit Johann Sebastian Bach, his boyhood hero. He has therefore added to the programme a mandolin arrangement of Bach’s Partita Nr. 2, BWV 1004. With the jazzy songs still in mind, Bach’s score has never sounded so playful.  

This concert is part of a portrait series of Avi Avital during the 2019 - 2020 season at BOZAR.  Check the other concerts here!! 

Did you know?

  • Avi Avital is ready to shake things up

    Avi Avital is undisputably one of the greatest mandolin players of our time. This season the charismatic Israeli Grammy winner will visit BOZAR three times, which gives him the opportunity to present a panoramic overview of his art. We met up with him at the Centre for Fine Arts to give us a preview.

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