CARLO AONZO has toured throughout Italy, Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada as one of the major representatives and scholars of the Italian classical mandolin, performing both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles and orchestras.
He has collaborated with various outstanding musical institutions, namely the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro La Scala in Milan, the Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna, the Orchestre Symphonique PACA (France), the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (USA), the McGill Chamber Orchestra on Montreal (Canada).
He has carried out many successful discographic projects. He is the founder and director of an annual international workshop in New York (The Carlo Aonzo Mandolin Workshop) and, in 2006, he created the International Italian Mandolin Accademia and the Accademia Orchestra. He has contributed to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and edited books on music for Berben and Armelin publishers.
He has given presentations on the iconography of the mandolin at prestigious institutions around the world, including the Boston University and the National Instrument Museum in Rome.