Currently residing in Hanover, where he is musical director of the international Baroque orchestra Concerto Foscari and a founding member of the award-winning Prisma Ensemble, Israeli mandolinist/ lutenist/conductor Alon Sariel is at home in both early- and new music, having premiered many works dedicated to him. He has collaborated with such artists as Dame Emma Kirkby, Andreas Scholl and trumpeter and intuitive-music artist Markus Stockhausen.
As soloist and ensemble member, Sariel has toured Europe, the USA, Mexico, South America, South Africa, and the Middle- and Far-East, performing in many of the world’s major concert halls, at international festivals and holding master classes.
Winner of numerous international competitions, prizes and awards, he has been active in socio-political-musical projects, including Live Music Now (Yehudi Menuhin), Rhapsody in School (Lars Vogt) and the West-Eastern Divan (Daniel Barenboim).
Of his diverse recording projects, 2019 saw the release of “Rembrandt” (Querstand) and “Bach in the White City” (Sheva Collection), with Beethoven’s mandolin literature on historical instruments appearing on the 2020 Naxos Classics Beethoven complete works set.