Carlo Aonzo in concert and presentation 'Cremona Mandolin Exhibition 2021'

27/09/2020 at 21:00 in Cortile Federico II

Until capacity is reached. Available live on our Facebook page.

With Roberto Margaritella, classical guitar.


Carlo Aonzo

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 played for several prestigious institutions like the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan (Italy), the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (USA), the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal (Canada), the Philharmonia of San Petersburg (Russia), the Minsk Chamber Soloist (Belarus), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany). In 2001 with his “Orchestra a Pizzico Ligure” he performed in Vatican city for the Pope Johannes Paul II. 

Among his several awards are the first prize at the Concorso Internazionale “Pitzianti” in Venice (1993) including the “Vivaldi” special mention, and first prize at the Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in Winfield Kansas (1997). 

Carlo’s deep interest in outreach activities focused on his instrument is witnessed by his countless collaborations with mandolin orchestras around the world, namely New York, Seattle, Portland, Providence, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Denver, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Montreal, Milan, Genoa, Lugano, Tokyo, Kochi, Nagoya, Osaka, Sendai, Saigon, Wuppertal, Berlin, London, San Petersburg. 


Roberto Margaritella

He approaches flamenco with the courses with Juan Lorenzo, Oscar Herrero and Manuel Granados, then he reaches the level 2 academic diploma in Flamenco guitar at the “L. Briccialdi” Conservatory in Terni, with a thesis on Mario Escudero.

He has been playing in concert since 1985, as a soloist and in various chamber groups. He has collaborated with international artists such as Juan Lorenzo (flamenco guitar), Marcello Crocco (flute) and Carlo Aonzo (mandolin). Since 2006 he has been playing in a duo with the guitarist Angela Centola. 



Organization: Armadillo Club & CremonaFiere