Carlo Aonzo is a worldwide known Italian mandolin performer, native of Savona, Italy – where he grew up immersed in music since his home itself hosted the music school of the “Circolo Mandolinistico G. Verdi”.
He will be leading a Mandolin workshop at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center this September.
He teaches seminars and workshops worldwide; since 2000 he has been leading the annual Manhattan Mandolin Workshop in New York and in 2006 he founded the International Italian Mandolin Accademia that he is still successfully directing and constantly expanding with new activities and camps (www.accademiamandolino.com).
Furthermore, he has given presentations on the iconography of the mandolin, in renowned institutions, including St. John’s University in New York, Boston University, Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre, New England Conservatory, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Vanderbilt College of Nashville, Berio Library in Genoa and National Instrument Museum in Rome.
Carlo’s musical projects are nowadays focusing on further experimentation of the mandolin’s potentials and repertoire.