Avi Avital mandoline – Ksenija Sidorova accordion – Itamar Doari percussion


Rumanian Dances, BB68/Sz56 Béla Bartók
Nacyem Nacyem Traditional
Sonata for violin and harpsichord, no. 6, BWV 1019 - Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach
Mi Yitneni Of Traditional
Overture in the French style, BWV 831 Johann Sebastian Bach
Improvisation Itamar Doari
Bucimis Traditional
Shepherds Dance (12 Miniatures) Sulkhan Tsintsadze
Suliko (12 Miniatures) Sulkhan Tsintsadze
Dance Tune (12 Miniatures) Sulkhan Tsintsadze
Nigun, for violin and piano (Baal Shem) Ernest Bloch
Prelude & Allegro Fritz Kreisler
El Paño Moruno, Asturiana, Jota, Nana, Canción, Polo (7 Canciones populares españolas) Manuel de Falla
Bachianas Brasileiras Nr. 5 (Aria) Heitor Villa-Lobos
Mandolin Concerto Nikolai Budashkin

On his celebrated album Between Worlds, Avi Avital plays on the boundaries of classical and folk music. He will give his masterful interpretation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on his cherished mandolin. The arrangements of the work of Béla Bartók and Sulkhan Tsintsadze for mandolin, accordion and percussion also demonstrate his authoritative feeling for timbres. Avital sees this album as a reflection of his musical identity. “Between Worlds is an artistic record of my own history, my own life path. (…) Again and again, I’ve asked myself where my identity as a musician actually lies. Where are the boundaries between classical, jazz and folk? And where am I?” 

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  • 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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