Alon Sariel – Conductor, Mandolininst, Lutenist
As a mandolinist and lutenist, as well as a conductor, Alon Sariel is at home in the fields of both early and new music, having premiered dozens of works dedicated to him. He appeared at festivals such as the Salzburger Biennale for New Music and Utrecht’s Early Music Festival, and has performed in halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie and La Scala in Milan.
As a soloist and member of different ensembles, Alon Sariel toured throughout Europe, the USA and Mexico, the Middle- and Far-East, and has given master classes at universities such as Trinity College of Music (London), Lilla Akademien (Stockholm), the Kazan State Conservatory (Russia) and the Celaya Conservatory (Mexico).
Alon Sariel is musical director of the Baroque orchestra Concerto-Foscari and founding member of PRISMA, with whom he was awarded the first prize at the International Biber Competition in Austria 2015. Recent engagements as soloist/conductor include ensembles as the chamber orchestras of Munich (MKO) and Berlin (DKO), Jerusalem Radio Symphony, Sofia Philharmonic, Tel Aviv Soloists and the Barokksolistene (Norway).
Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival 2014:
On Saturday 23 October, in the Posthoornkerk: Alon Sariel will perform on mandoline in the recital ‘Plucked Fancies’, together with Michael Tsalka – fortepianist and Izhar Elias on guitar