London Mandolin Ensemble took part in the annual London Mandolin Festival concert in May this year at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate church, in the City of London, with a baroque themed programme.
Giuseppe Pettine (pictured here in 1898 with his Vega mandolin) was a mandolin virtuoso who emigrated with his family from Italy to the U.S. in 1889.
He published a comprehensive 6 volume Mandolin Method, and worked with Vega instruments of Boston to refine mandolin design. He also developed his own line of mandolin picks, which bear his name.
As a composer he greatly contributed to the mandolin repertoire, writing original music for solo mandolin and mandolin in combination with other instruments.
The LME blog
Players, music and plucked strings.