Plucked Bach

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)                                       Violin Partita no. 3


                                                                            Cello Suite no. 5

                                                                            Prelude and Fugue

G.F. Telemann (1681 – 1767)                               Violin Fantasia no. 10 in D Major

J.S. Bach                                                               Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

A. Sariel (b. 1986)                                                 Mandolin Partita no. 1

                                                                             Prelude – Allemande; Courante; Sarabande;

                                                                             Menuett I and II; Gigue

J.S. Bach                                                               Violin Partita no. 2


For the past decade, mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Alon Sariel has been breathing new life into the mandolin, inspiring critics and audiences alike with his contagious musicianship and flawless technique, which makes him one of the highest ranked mandolinists in the world. With a record of over a thousand concerts in more than 35 countries, he maintains a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber player and artistic director in diverse productions. With Sariel’s ever-growing curiosity for different cultures and genres, various plucked instruments find their way to his hands and often – ‘when it clicks’, as he puts it – ‘they come to stay’. In his concerts, he easily switches between those ‘plucked partners’ to create diverse musical experiences for his audiences. In his release ‘Plucked Bach’ (PENTATONE), Alon Sariel approaches Bach’s solo music in enticing new arrangements on different mandolins and lutes, the baroque guitar and the oud. For the Beethoven anniversary in 2020, he was invited by Naxos to record the composer’s works for mandolin and fortepiano. With his album ‘Telemandolin’ (Berlin Classics) Sariel has become the first mandolinist to be awarded an OPUS KLASSIK. Alon Sariel is a goodwill ambassador for the animal welfare organisation Pro Animale. In his free time, Alon likes to be in the countryside, read or meditate.