Could 2014 be the Year of the Mandolin

Could 2014 be the Year of the Mandolin


norman lebrecht

December 30, 2013

Chris Thile has reached #2 in US classical sales on Nonesuch.



Avi Avital is about to have a huge launch on DG.

avi avital

Classical music needs new voices. In 2014, the big noise could well be the mandolin.


  • Tom Moore says:

    Check out Hamilton de Holanda, from Brazil. A genius.

  • David Boxwell says:

    Or will it all just be a hipster fad, like pickling ramps or craft-infusing vodka?

  • Julia F. says:

    Check out Fabio Machado, phenomenal!

  • Yuri Barreto says:

    And electric mandolins too!

  • RCL says:

    At least it’s better than 2013 which was arguably the year of the accordion.