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Marilynn Mair
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Web site: http://www.marilynnmair.com
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Biography:
Marilynn Mair was born and lives in the USA, and studied mandolin here and in Europe and Brazil. She is best known as a classical mandolinist, but lately is often found playing Brazilian choro, Piazzolla tangos, or her own original tunes. She has toured Europe, North America, the Far East, and Brazil, performing at Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Palffy Palace, and other venues. She has released 10 highly acclaimed recordings, earning her the title, "First Lady of the American Mandolin." Marilynn
maintains a solo career, directs the mandolin octet Enigmatica, is a member of the New England Mandolin Ensemble, and performs in Rio de Janeiro with the choro group Įgua No Feijćo. She has worked with a broad spectrum of musicians, from the Deutches Zupforchester and Musica Festiva Lincopensis, to the Rio Trio, Barry Mitterhof, Radim Zenkl, and Duke
Robbilard. Marilynn founded and directs the American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School, a national forum for mandolin & guitar instruction for over 2 decades, and is a Professor of Music at Roger Williams University. Her method book, "The Complete Mandolinist," has been accepted for publication by Mel Bay,











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