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Marijke & Michiel Wiesenekker, Maxim Lysov and Brian Oberlin

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30
Dogwood Performing Arts Center - Fremont, MI (click for info)

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Brian Oberlin & The Wiesenekker-Lysov Trio

Brian Oberlin, Mandolinist from Rockford brings his longtime musical friends from Germany for a concert at The Dogwood Performing Arts Center in Fremont, Michigan.  The four musicians will play their owns sets of music and have plenty of collaborations performing Classical, Bluegrass, Swing, Gypsy, Jazz, Blues, and much more.

Virtuoso and intoxicating, thrilling rhythms, swing, charm and wit, but also sensitive and melancholic- an apt description of the music of the Trio Wiesenekker-Lysov, featuring brother and sister Michiel (guitar) & Marijke (mandolin), and her husband Maxim Lysov (guitar).   The trio connects friendship, the joy of playing, and passion for music from all over the world. They perform (as trio, duo and solo) a headstrong mix of Russian romances, Baroque, Americana, Italian mazurkas, flamenco, bluegrass, jazz and klezmer.

Marijke & Michiel moved from Amsterdam, Holland to Wuppertal, Germany to study classical guitar/mandolin at the Musikhochschule Ko?ln. It is there they met fellow classmate (and future husband) Maxim Lysov from Moscow. All three still live in Wuppertal, the creative breeding ground in the middle of the mountainous region, with young, plucked string-players from all over the world. Concert tours take the artists through America, Russia, Japan and European countries.

Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decades long professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands (The Journeymen, Grasshoppah, GER Mandolin Orchestra with Mike Marshall and Twin Mandolin Slingers with Evan J. Marshall) and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp, the Great Lakes Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Brian was a top ten finalist at the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest, an instructor/performer at the 2012, 2013 and 2017 International Mandolin Academy in Italy, a featured soloist at the 2014 & 2018 EuroFest Plucked String Festival in Bruchsal, Germany, and a featured soloist at the 2015 Mandolin Upgrade festival in Berlin, Germany. When he is not performing, Brian teaches music to children and adults at art centers, cultural events, festivals, camps, music schools and academies.

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