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Chris Acquavella from California San Diego
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Chris Acquavella graduated First Class Honors from Trinity College of Music in London, England. He studied under the instruction of Alison Stephens. Chris won the Wolfsan Foundation Music Award in 2004 and was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for String Studies in 2006. Chris Acquavella performs across Europe and America both in a solo and chamber music capacity. Aside from chamber music, he concertizes as a soloist & orchestral musician with various orchestras throughout the world. Chris is currently a member of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra, directed by Mike Marshall, as well as Duo LaRe with guitarist, Nathan Jarrell. Chris Acquavella has performed & taught workshops at the CMSA Conventions and Mandolin Symposium. He is an instructor at the New Expression School of Music in San Diego, California.

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  "Free Fall" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 06 Nov 2011 09:46 AM

The electrifying band, Electric Earth, will rock you to your feet with their fabulous Hard Rock single, “Free Fall (Beau Hill Remix).” This song has all the right elements of rock music: strong vocals, great instrumentation, and a driving rhythm. As you hear this song you can feel the searing guitar bursting its way with a fist full of energy. The lead vocals are strong and controlling and impresses with an edgy passion. There are also some great harmonies throughout this song. The driving rhythm runs full throttle with intense precision. If you like the bands Alice in Chains or Soundgarden, then you will definitely enjoy the powerful Hard Rock single, “Free Fall (Beau Hill Remix).”

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  "Praeludium" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 06 Nov 2011 09:37 AM

The artistic musician, Chris Acquavella, releases a brilliant solo Classical CD, “Praeludium,” featuring his marvelous talents on the mandolin. Acquavella, who has performed solo and with chamber groups, reveals memorable shades of the mandolin by covering Classical music ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. He offers a colorful variety of songs that span the ages of Classical music. Opening up the album, “Fantasia No.1,” one can feel the passion that Acquavella emanates on this song. Another song, “El Duende,” is elegant as one is stimulated by the lyrical excitement played by this talented artist. “Polcha Variata,” is a song that impresses with its lively tonality and precise accuracy. Fans of Classical music will truly appreciate the magical sounds of the mandolin on the superb album, “Praeludium.”

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Blast! Chris Acquavella: Praeludium
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 01 Nov 2011 03:45 PM

Chris Acquavella: Praeludium
Solo classical mandolin music from baroque to contemporary. "Chris Acquavella delivers powerfully emotive solo performances that pay homage to their historical origins through his own uniquely personal mandolin voice." David Grisman
Genre: Classical: Early Music
Release Date: 2011



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