CAMERATA MANDOLINO CLASSICO has received international recognition as a skilled interpreter of Venetian baroque music. The ensemble has made numerous and extensive tours in Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Sweden.
LARS FORSLUND - mandolin Lars Forslund is Artistic Director of the Vivaldi Festival and The Mandolin Academy. Lars lived in Rome as a child, studied Italian in Florence and lives since 1998 part of the year in Venice. OUR CONCERTS has been critically acclaimed and hugely appre- ciated by standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience.   A review from Venice at the Basilica dei Frari: “The musicality of Lars Forslund was revealed especially in the “Adagio” of the Sonatina in C minor for mandolin and harpsichord by Beethoven, which was rendered with subtlety of phrasing and subtle nuances of expression.” Letizia Michielon, Il Gazzettino A review from Venice at the Palazzo Querini: “Forslund was the master of about every nuance of dynamics and tone you could imagine in the mandolin, as well as some you might not. He could make the instrument sharp and piercing, as well as muted and dark. Michel Miller Berkshire Review JAPAN AND THE MANDOLIN In the eighties and nineties, worked and studied Lars in Kobe in Japan for the Master Yasuo Kuwahara, and also learned the Japanese language. Then they developed a long partnership, in the field of mandolin music, between Japan and Sweden. 1983 played Lars and Yasuo in Das Deutsche Zupforchester under the leadership of Siegfried Beherend. MANDOLIN PLAYING IN SWEDISH TV 1982 Lars founded Sweden's first international mandolin festival at Visingsö in Sweden. At the festival he made a recording with the mandolin and guitar orchestra Musica Festiva. Music by Vivaldi from the disc became the theme song of SVT's Italian language course “Buon giorno Italia”. Most recently Lars was mandolin soloist at the Venice Carnival 2016 and cicerone, along with Ann Lundberg, in the television program “Landgång” (gangway), section 6, Season 8. Website
MUSIC BY LARS FORSLUND Music for Mandolin and Harpsichord
Angelica Selmo & Lars Forslund
ANGELICA SELMO - harpsichord Angelica Selmo from Verona, Italy received his academic degree in piano with honors from the Conservatory of Vicenza, under the guidance of Maestro R. Zadra. She has been awarded prizes in numerous national and international piano competitions and the first prize in competitions Nuovi Orizzonti (Arezzo), Rami Musicali (Fucecchio), Città di Bardolino, Città di Piove di Sacco in Italy. HARPSICHORD From 2011, Angelica Selmo devoted herself exclusively to the harpsichord at the conservatory for early music in Vicenza, under the leadership of Professor P. Marisaldi. Already in 2012 she won first prize as a soloist, in a competition in the category of "Early Music" in Italy. AWARDS In 2014 she took a degree in harpsichord with the highest possible rating and honorable mention. She has given solo recitals at prestigious festivals of early music in Genoa, Palermo, Pavia Baroque Festival, Baroque weeks in Brescia, Cusiano Festival di Musica Antica in Orta and Le Vie del Barocco in Savona. CONCERT PERFORMANCES She has appeared at the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua and again, as harpsi- chordist, had the honor to play with the Italian chamber orchestra L'Orchestra da Camera Italiana under the direction of Maestro S. Accardo. MASTERCLASSES She has participated in master classes in Baroque music for A. Bernardini, S. Kuijken, J. Jansen and P. Hantai. THE SHOW IN MILAN In 2015 she was invited to the world premiere at the fair MADE Expo in Milan, where she played on a harpsichord, which was the first musical instrument in the world constructed with environmentally friendly wood and certified materials