Mandolin * Mandola * Irish Bouzouki * Ukulele * Tinwhistle * Ethnic Flutes * Didgeridoo * Vocal
Radim’s style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles. He has invented a masterful technique, the “Zenkl style,” in which a single mandolin sounds like two. Besides collaborating with the top musicians of the acoustic music scene, Radim has built up an extensive repertoire for solo mandolin. He is a member of the Modern Mandolin Quartet and one of the founding members of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra. In recent years he added a variety of ethnic flutes to his concerts and recordings. This show is sponsored by Troubador Music and the Corvallis Folklore Society.
“Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways.”- David Grisman
“Imaginative and great.” – Jerry Garcia
“Excellent technique and lots of great ideas!” – Bela Fleck