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Prime-time Dutch National Television NTR, interview and concert now online.
Dear visitors, welcome to my website! Here I hope you'll find everything you're looking for!
I'm absolutely thrilled about 2020 and all the fruits it carries! My Concerto Foscari was just announced *ensemble in residence* at the Villa Seligmann in Hanover with four different programs next year!There's also new album soon to be recorded and released with PRISMA, "Il Transilvano", to which I extremely look forward to! Another recording, Vivaldi's double concerto (with Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra), will soon be released on Deutsche Grammophon, I'll be updating my Facebook page about all this and more, as 2020 proceeds.
In the last weeks I was dedicating a lot of time to learning new repertoire which I'm going to present on stage this season. Especially exciting are two works written for me by Jazz pianist & composer, GRAMMY nominee Uri Caine for the big Beethoven Anniversary, These are going to be premiered at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival on the red sea. I'm also very proud to bring a mandolin concerto by the Bohemian/Dutch composer Johann Kauchlitz/Colizzi (1742 – 1808) back to life in different occasions around the world. Thanks to the help of my friend Göran Grahn at the Nydahl Collection in Stockholm, I managed to receive copies of this rare music and its Israeli premiere will take place on the coming tour with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra.
Returning to the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, this time as soloist and conductor with my own "Rembrandt!" program, is certainly one of my season's highlights. The orchestra director, Prof. David Shemer, used to be one of my teachers at the Jerusalem Academy 10 years ago, and it's a huge honor for me to have received this chance to work with his wonderful orchestra, which he has founded exactly 30 years ago.
I'm very happy to be joining the Beethoven celebrations with recitals at the Trigonale Festival in Austria and the Februari Festival in the Hague, presenting my own arrangements of some Beethoven songs. I will also celebrate a couple of more modest anniversaries, that of Salamone Rossi (1570 - 1630) with yet another release by Concerto Foscari, and that of mandolinist/composer Bartolomeo Bortolazzi (1773 – 1820) with a recital near Vienna (Stift Klosterneuburg) where he was active. Still in Austria, I will also collaborate w/ violinist Yury Revich and I'm most looking forward to return to one of Europe's important Baroque festivals, the Festwochen der Alten Musik in Innsbruck, this time with my Concerto Foscari.
Other highlights will be returning to the St Magnus Festival in Scotland, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspielen, the Mozartfest Würzburg, the International Handel Festival in Göttingen and the York International Early Music Festival, to mention a few. I also look forward working with the award winning ensembles Lautten Compagney Berlin (at the Musikfest Eichstätt) and the Profeti della Quinta (at the Kölner Fest für Alte Musik).
Feeling very grateful for all these opportunities to share music with you, let 2020 be a year of harmony and prosperity for all mankind and especially to the nature in and around us!!
"Bach in the White City" - a Bauhaus Tribute between Weimar and Tel Aviv
Alon Sariel - mandolin / Michael Tsalka - piano
"Rembrandt!" - the Soundtrack of the Dutch Golden Age
Concerto Foscari / Alon Sariel - lute & direction