Radim Zenkl House Concert
Time & Location
About The Event
US National Mandolin Champion
Radim Zenkl in Solo Concert
"A special pre-St. Patrick's Day show! Many new tunes and a new CD to celebrate!"
Mandolin * Mandola * Irish Bouzouki * Ukulele * Tinwhistle * Ethnic Flutes * Didgeridoo * Vocal
Original music crossing the tracks of folk, string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, gypsy, Irish, and classical music, combined with Czech and eastern European traditional songs and instrumentals.
Radim has extended the technical possibilities of the mandolin by inventing a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two.
“Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways.”
- David Grisman
“Imaginative and great.”
- Jerry Garcia
“Excellent technique and lots of great ideas!”
- Bela Fleck
Whistle (RZ trio)
Radim Zenkl is a music performer, composer and instructor. Originally from the Czech Republic, Radim resides in California since 1989. His style features bluegrass, jazz, flamenco, classical, Eastern European traditional and original music. Radim is the US Mandolin Champion and remains at the cutting edge of the mandolin's future. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. According to David Grisman: "Zenkl has re-invented the mandolin in several different ways." Radim has performed or recorded duets with musicians such as David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, Jerry Garcia, Rob Wasserman, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, John McCutcheon and many others. He has recorded nine solo CDs (released on Acoustic Disc, Shanachie and Ventana) and has appeared on more than sixty other recordings. Radim’s worldwide performing and teaching credentials include guest appearances at prestigious music institutions such as the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and several times at the Mandolin Symposium. His instructional DVD “Mandolin Primer” was released on Homespun in November 2015.