Watermelon Wednesdays Concert: Carlo Aonzo and Rene Izquierdo - Classical Mandolin and Guitar
Carlo Aonzo is a native of Savona, Italy where he grew up immersed in music. His playing has been recognized with awards at prestigious competitions including winning the Vivaldi prize of the Vittorio Pitzianti
National Mandolin Competition in Venice and first prize at the Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in
René Izquierdo is currently a professor of classical guitar at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A native of Cuba, René graduated from the Guillermo Tomas and Amadeo Roldan Conservatories in
Havana. In the United States, he earned a Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music. Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards, being a winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, the Extremadura International Guitar Competition, the
Schadt String competition, and the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition.