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SONATA, SONGS & DANCES

Franz Mantini standing next to piano

Franz Mantini

SONATA, SONGS & DANCES

Pianist Franz Mantini presents a solo piano recital featuring a Sonata by Beethoven and a variety of short pieces including transcriptions of songs by Liszt, dances by Chopin, and more.

Mantini has maintained an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the Tampa Bay area and beyond for 30 years. He studied with renowned artist Jacques Abram at the University of South Florida where he appeared numerous times in solo recitals and as soloist with the USF Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

His local credits include a combined 30 solo and chamber performances at what is now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has collaborated with many current and former principal members of the Florida Orchestra as well as members of the Houston Symphony and Formosa String Quartet and has appeared in concerts with the Lafayette String Quartet and as concerto soloist with various community orchestras.

Mantini has been a regular at the Carrollwood Cultural Center since its inception where he created the Strings in the Spring series, which has featured both local and international artists annually for over a decade. Guests have included former and current Florida Orchestra Concertmasters Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jeffrey Multer, TFO Principal Cellist James Connors, Internationally acclaimed violist Che Yen Chen and many more.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Mantini earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and has applied his training at a variety of companies in the area. He resides in Tampa with his wife Julie and sons Gabriel and Gianni.


Admission: $16 member / $21 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

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PIANIST FRANZ MANTINI

Pianist Franz Mantini will perform a program featuring Beethoven’s masterpiece “Appassionata” Sonata as well as works by Chopin, Schubert, and Scarlatti.

Franz Mantini standing next to pianoMr. Mantini has maintained an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the Tampa Bay area and beyond for nearly thirty years. Mr. Mantini studied with renowned artist Jacques Abram at the University of South Florida where he appeared numerous times in solo recitals and as soloist with the USF Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

His local credits include a combined thirty solo and chamber performances at what is now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has collaborated with many current and former principal members of the Florida Orchestra as well as members of the Houston Symphony and Formosa String Quartet and has appeared in concerts with the Lafayette String Quartet and as concerto soloist with various community orchestras.

Mr. Mantini has been a regular at the Carrollwood Cultural Center since its inception where he created the Strings in the Spring series, which has featured both local and international artists annually for over a decade. Guests have included former and current Florida Orchestra Concertmasters Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jeffrey Multer, TFO Principal Cellist James Connors, Internationally acclaimed violist Che Yen Chen and many more.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Mr. Mantini earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and has applied his training at a variety of companies in the area. He resides in Tampa with his wife Julie and sons Gabriel and Gianni.


Enjoy this concert either in person or virtually.

Attend in Person

$15 member / $20 general admission

Watch Online

$10

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Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Pianist Franz Mantini will return to the Carrollwood Cultural Center to perform a program of classical music on the Center’s Shigeru Kawai concert piano. Mantini’s concert will include Bach’s Partita #1 in B Flat Major, Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Haydn’s Sonata in B Flat Major. Hob. XVI/49, and Chopin’s Scherzo #2 in B flat minor.

ADMISSION: $15 member / $20 general admission

 



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STRINGS IN THE SPRING

Strings in the Spring logoViolinist Vivek Jayaraman joins pianist Franz Mantini in the 2021 edition of Strings in the Spring at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The eclectic program begins with the musicians collaborating in Mozart’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 378, and followed by each taking a solo turn on their respective instruments; Mr. Mantini playing a Nocturne and Etude by Frederic Chopin and Mr. Jayaraman performing Ysaye’s Sonata #4. They will then finish together in the Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still. Long known as the “Dean of African-American Classical Composers,” Still’s suite takes the listener on a journey with the outer movements’ inimitable rhythms, blues, and jazzy discourse framed around the serene middle movement reminiscent of a lullaby.

Vivek Jayaraman, violin

Vivek Jayaraman

Vivek Jayaraman, violin

Vivek Jayaraman is a member of the Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg, FL and has played with several major orchestras in the United States including The Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic. Vivek was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) from 2015-2017 and has performed as concertmaster with the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, and as Guest Concertmaster of symphonies in Jacksonville, Vancouver, Shreveport, and Knoxville. He received an Artist Diploma in Concertmaster Studies in 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil.  READ MORE

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

 

 


You can watch Strings in the Spring either in-person at the Center, or at home virtually!

(Tickets to see this concert in person are sold out.)

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FRANZ MANTINI, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Ghadeer-Abaido

Ghadeer Abaido

Pianists Franz Mantini and Ghadeer Abaido present a special program of solo and four-hand works for the piano featuring music by Bach, Haydn, Liszt, and Faure.


TICKETS: $14 member / $19 general admission

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call or email [email protected] to make arrangements for group tickets.