Saturday, February 26, 2022
7:30 pm EST
WPAC Concert Hall
$15 general, $10 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $5 student
Workshop: Brazilian Choro
Friday, February 25, 2022
5:00 pm EST
WPAC Instrumental Hall
2022 MIGF Festival Pass
is available to attend all festival events at a single reduced price: $100 general, $70 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $30 student
Mike Marshall is one of the most accomplished and versatile mandolinists in the world today and a three time Grammy Nominee.
A master of mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin, Mike is a living compendium of musical styles and has created some of the most adventurous and interesting instrumental music in America today. Mike seamlessly blends his American roots background with a deep understanding of European classical, American Jazz, Pop and Brazilian Music.
Mike cut his teeth on traditional American music in Florida and at age 19 he joined the David Grisman Quintet to tour and record with jazz violin legend Stephane Grappelli. Since then, Mike has produced over 40 of his own recordings on the Sony Classical, Rounder, Sugar Hill, Compass, Windham Hill, and his own Adventure Music label and performed and recorded with Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Hamilton De Holanda, Darol Anger, Joshua Bell, Mark O’Connor, Vasen and the Turtle Island Quartet.
In 1995, after a trip to Brazil, Mike fell in love Brazilian Choro music and went on spear-head a Renaissance for that style here in the U.S. with his group Choro Famoso. The group has released two cds and Mike also recorded Brazilian music with fellow mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda and pianist Jovino Santos Neto.
As an educator, Mike is currently the director of the American Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival, where each spring he hand-selects 16 young acoustic musicians from around the world to meet for a week-long intensive.
Mike also teaches online through the ArtistWorks company where for 10 years Mike has provided one-on-one video exchange education for thousands of mandolinists from around the world .
Mike has just launched his newest venture, the Mandolin World Retreats, with Caterina Lichtenberg. An exquisite mandolin educational, food and wine gathering in Napa Valley, California and Sicily, Italy.
Mike and Caterina’s concerts bridge their very different mandolin worlds into concerts which easily move from Brazilian choro duets to Mike’s original works to classical music from many periods. They have three Cds on the Adventure music label including a CD of Johann Sebastian Bach duets for Mandolin and Mandocello.