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ALEXANDER MANDL | Guadagnini Violin Shop | | Chicago



“To Chunyee!
You did a wonderful repair on my Guarneri!
—Your friend

Alexander Mandl

Associate Lecturer of Violin—University of Wisconsin Parkside 

Biography of Alexander Mandl

One of the foremost violinists and conductors of Brazil, Dr. Alexander Mandl, maintains an active and diverse career as violinist, conductor, and educator. A versatile musician, Mandl has performed in Europe, North and South America at renowned halls, including Alice Tully, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist and orchestral musician, he has collaborated with notable conductors, such as Eleazar de Carvalho, Gunther Herbig, Claudio Santoro, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Robert Shaw, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, Sidney Harth, and Krzysztof Penderecki, among others. Most recently, he has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Beloit-Janesville Symphony, University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony, and Paraiba Symphony Orchestra.

A dedicated and passionate chamber musician, Mandl has collaborated with eminent artists, such Yo-Yo Ma, Jian Wang, Humberto Lucarelli, Erick Friedman, Sidney Harth, Nai-Yuan Hu, Aldo Parisot, Frank Morelli, Amit Peled and Todd Levy. He is founding member of the Philomusica Quartet, Yale Piano Trio, and Quintessence Piano Quintet, which performs in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, with live broadcast on WFMT, Chicago.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.F.A.), Yale University (M.M. and A.D.), and the University of Wisconsin (D.M.A.), Dr. Mandl has won several significant competitions as well as numerous honors and prizes, including the Andrew Carnegie Tradition Award, the Yale Alumni Award and the prestigious Ivan Galamian Award. Dr. Mandl serves on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. In addition to his academic posts, he is also the Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony and the Beloit-Janesville Symphony orchestras, Assistant Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Music Director/ Conductor of the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic, and Conductor of the Elm City ChamberFest orchestra.

In 2000, he recorded for CD Baby's Heavenly Lullabies dedicated to the orphans of 9/11, produced in New York City. That same year, he recorded J.S. Bach's E major concerto with the UFPB Chamber Orchestra (Brazil) under the direction of maestro Sidney Harth. He performs on a Petrus Guarnerius violin from 1705 and has recently edited Leopoldo Miguez's Violin Sonata Op. 14.

Mandl currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife Jeanyi Kim, Associate Concertmaster (Third Chair) of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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