Julien Martineau and Rene Izquierdo
Julien Martineau is one of the few mandolin players in Europe to lead a concert career, performing in the world's leading concert halls and festivals. In 1998, at age 19, he won the Giuseppe Anedda Prize at the Varazze International Mandolin Competition in Italy. In 2002, he obtained his Master of Music from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Julienhas been a Professor at the Conservatoire de Toulouse since 2005 and, in 2013, the Academie des Arts, Lettres et Sciences in Languedoc honoured him with the Déodat de Séverac Prize
Rene Izquierdo is a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music
Rene is the winner of many competitions including the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar, Extremadura International Guitar, Schadt String, and Stotsenberg International Guitar competitions. He is currently a professor of classical guitar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an active solo performer and chamber musician.
Rene is also the Music Director of the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra.
Alon Sariel and Rene Izquierdo
Alon Sariel was born in Beersheba, Israel, and frequently appears as a mandolinist, lutenist and conductor in the fields of early and new music. He has performed numerous contemporary works written specially for him. Concert tours have taken him to internationally renowned festivals, including the Salzburg Biennale for New Music and the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and to major stages including the Berlin Philharmonie and La Scala in Milan.
The concert is free; there will be a free-will offering at the door.