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Listen: Mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg Plays Baroque Music, Live from WRTI's Performance Studio

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Caterina Lichtenberg

Acclaimed mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg records, teaches and tours the world. Ahead of her performance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, she visited WRTI on February 21st, to play music by Bach and other composers, and to chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Caterina was raised in Germany, and graduated with highest honors from the Music Conservatory in Cologne. For over 20 years, Caterina has been recording, teaching, and touring throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South America, Canada and the U.S. to rave reviews.

WRTI Program:

J. S. Bach - Cello Suite No. I, Prelude  

Pietro Denis (18th century) - Prelude  

Raffaele Calace (1863-1934) - Piccola Gavotta 

Gabriele Leoni (1735-1790)  - Air 

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents: Bach, Vivaldi, and Corelli, with Mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg on Sunday, February 24th at 2:30 PM, and Monday, February 25th at 7:30 PM. The program includes Caterina Lichtenberg's own work, Interlude for Mandolin Solo

Caterina Lichtenberg has released 10 albums under her own leadership in a variety of chamber music settings.  She collaborates with renowned American mandolinist Mike Marshall Their first recording blurred the lines between their classical, jazz, bluegrass and Brazilian musical backgrounds. 

She is the classical mandolin teacher for the online teaching school, Artist Works.  She currently lives part time in both Germany and California. 

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.