CATERINA LICHTENBERG | www.caterinalichtenberg.de
Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the premier classical mandolinists in the world today. As a featured soloist, Ms. Lichtenberg has performed with the New Century Orchestra under Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the LA Guitar Quartet, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester of Frankfurt, under Diego Fasolis, and the Aachen Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Orchestra under Fabio Luisi, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, the MDR Sinfonie Orchestra under Howard Arman, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, and with Art Garfunkel on live German TV.
Caterina currently holds the only position in the world for Classical Mandolin at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany and also teaches online through the ArtistWorks video exchange system where students can get personal feedback on their playing from Caterina from the company’s patented Video Exchange System.
She has also been a juror and a sought-after lecturer/teacher at numerous events around the world including the European Plucked String Orchestra in Logroño (Spain) and Bologna (Italy), the International Mandolin Festival in Kobe (Japan), The International Mandolin Convention in Washington, Minneapolis and San Diego (USA), The Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz California and she has been a part of the Swannanoa Gathering Mando & Banjo Week since its inception. Caterina also has published numerous instructional books and filmed two DVD instructional videos for Homespun Tapes company.
Caterina’s solo cds are some of the most important recordings of classical mandolin music of our time and she continues to push the boundaries of her instrument and expand the mandolin repertoire.
To date, Caterina has released 10 CDs under her own leadership in a variety of chamber music settings, five with guitarist Mirko Schrader. As a specialist on early period instruments, Caterina was invited to record on a 1775 mandolin from the Ferdinandeum Museum in Innsbruck, Austria.
With her current musical partner, Mike Marshall she has recorded 3 Cds on the Adventure Music label. They have performed at the Schleswick-Holstein Festival in Germany with violinist Daniel Hope, The Rome Chamber Music Festival with Edgar Meyer, The Carmel Bach Festival, the Rockygrass, Grand Targhee and Wintergrass Bluegrass festivals, the Savannah Music Festival, The Festival de Mandolins de Lunel France and the Baroque Festival in Santa Cruz, CA
In 2017 Caterina and Mike launched their international Mandolin educational event called the Mandolin World Retreat. This exquisite gathering of mandolin students and teachers meets in very special locations around the world. The first two took place in Napa Valley, California and their next one will be in Sicily, Italy!
Their musical collaborations blur the lines between classical, jazz, bluegrass and Brazilian musical styles. They have released three cds together and balance their touring life with raising their two beautiful daughters, Josefine and Pauline.