Caterina Lichtenberg and SMF Associate Artistic Director Mike Marshall are among the most influential mandolinists in our time. Lichtenberg holds the only Professor position for classical mandolin music in existence at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany. Marshall directs SMF’s Acoustic Music Seminar and the Mandolin Symposium at UC Santa Cruz. They have both toured throughout the world and worked in a variety of settings, Lichtenberg with guitarist Mirko Schader, harpsichordist Brigitte Engelhard, Quartetto MaGiCo, Le Son d´Argent and the LA Guitar Quartet, and Marshall with David Grisman, Stéphane Grappelli, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Béla Fleck, Choro Famoso and many others. In their first SMF appearance since the sold-out “World of Mandolin” program in 2016, they welcome Adam Jaffe on the harpsichord and Joshua Keller on the viola de gamba to perform compositions by Bach and Vivaldi in addition to a variety of mandolin duets.
“…two of the greatest living proponents of eight-string wizardry.”