Vivaldi Concerto for Mandolin in D( Lute RV 93 ) 1. Movement
  • Classical music composed by Antonio Vivaldi mandolin solo - jacob reuven and Barrocade Ensemble Jacob Reuven began playing the mandolin at age of eight, studying at the Beer Sheva Conservatory under the guidance of Prof. Simha Nathanson. In 1994 he graduated under the guidance of Mr. Lev Haimovitch and was awarded the Excellent Musician Status by the Israeli army, which allowed him to pursue acadmic studies at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem while doing his military service. During his time as a student at the Rubin Academy and under the guidance of Prof. Motti Smidt, Jacob won the prestigious concerto competition for two years in a row, which lead to several performances under the baton of the conductor Mendi Rodan. In 1998 he graduated the Rubin Academy, receiving a M.Ba.Mus. Jacob has performed with some of the best Israeli orchestras and ensembles, including, amongst others, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Sinfonietta ,the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Twenty First Century Ensemble under the batons of conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Antonio Pappano, Mendi Rodan and Zsolt Nagy. The mandolin Jacob plays is the creation of the Israeli mandolin maker Arik Kerman, Out of dozens of instruments used by mandolin players in Israel, this is the only mandolin which Mr. Kerman has given to a player as a gesture of encouragement for his musical career. His wide repertoire includes, as well as pieces written originally for Mandolin ...

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