Avi Avital http://wrti.org en Mandolinist Avi Avital: Between Worlds http://wrti.org/post/mandolinist-avi-avital-between-worlds <p></p><p>"Forgetting borders" is what he calls it in the liner notes of his latest CD. He's mandolin virtuoso <a href="http://aviavital.com/"><strong>Avi Avital</strong></a>, and that CD on the Deutsche Grammophon label is, <em>Between Worlds</em>.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:39:25 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 6918 at http://wrti.org Mandolinist Avi Avital: Between Worlds Avi Avital: A Mandolinist's Unlikely Education http://wrti.org/post/avi-avital-mandolinists-unlikely-education Avi Avital is one of the world's leading classical mandolinists, gracing concert halls from Tel Aviv to Munich to New York. But the young Israeli says he discovered the mandolin only by coincidence.<p>"When I was a kid, I had a neighbor who played the mandolin — the neighbor from upstairs," Avital tells NPR's Guy Raz. "It was one of those buildings where all the doors are open and all the neighbors are friends and more close than relatives. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:24:00 +0000 NPR Music 4114 at http://wrti.org Avi Avital: A Mandolinist's Unlikely Education