Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the most important mandolinists of our time. She has recorded over 10 CDs to date and has toured throughout the U.S. Europe and Asia with guitarist Mirko Schader, harpsichordist Brigitte Engelhard, Quartetto MaGiCo, Le Son d´Argent the LA Guitar Quartet and Mike Marshall.
She has performed as a featured soloist with a number of distinguished symphonic, chamber, and radio orchestras, including the MDR Orchestra under Fabio Luisi, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, and the New Century Orchestra under Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
Caterina currently holds the only existing Professor position for classical mandolin at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany. She is also the classical mandolin teacher for the ArtistWorks online music school.
Mike Marshall has been at the forefront of the American string music scene for over 35 years. He has released over 30 CDs spanning a wide musical spectrum from Contemporary Bluegrass to Brazilian Choro, Swing, Classical and original New Music. Mike has toured and recorded with David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Bela Fleck, Darol Anger and Mark OConnor to name a few.
He currently directs the Mandolin Symposium at the Univ. of California in Santa Cruz and the online ‘Mike Marshall School of Mandolin’ through the ArtistWorks Company. He is also a partner in the Adventure Music label.
They met in 2007 when Caterina was invited to teach at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California.
Caterina and Mike have released two CDs on Mike’s Adventure Music label. The first is a collection of a variety of musical styles spanning classical, Brazilian, Jazz and new music and the second is a recording of the Johann Sebastian Bach Two Part Inventions, Organ Duets and Canons on mandolin and mandocello.