Concert Venues

Marilynn Mair has given nearly 1000 performances across Europe, Brazil, North America, and Asia over the past three decades, as a soloist and as part of a variety of ensembles. Memorable venues include:

North America

  • The White House – Washington, DC
  • The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC
  • Lincoln Center – New York, NY
  • Carnegie Recital Hall – New York, NY
  • Merkin Recital Hall – New York, NY
  • Julliard Conservatory – New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music – New York, NY
  • Trinity Church Concert Series – New York, NY
  • Center for Inter-American Relations – New York, NY
  • Jordan Hall – Boston, MA
  • Harvard University – Boston, MA
  • The Gardner Museum Series – Boston, MA
  • The Fogg Art Museum – Cambridge, MA
  • Longfellow House Series – Cambridge, MA
  • Newport Music Festival – Newport, RI
  • Chamber Music Plus – Hartford, CT
  • The Hadley Fund Series – Kennett Square, PA
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts – Louisville, KY
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
  • University of Dayton, OH
  • Arizona University – Phoenix, AZ
  • The Banff Centre for the Arts – Alberta, Canada


  • Palais Palffy – Vienna, Austria
  • Tivoli Concert Hall – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cannington Music Festival, England
  • Rencontres Internationales de le Guitarra – Castres, France
  • Schloss Eggersberg – Riedenburg, Germany
  • Musikfestival im Altmuhltal, Germany
  • Internationale Zupfmusiktagen – Mannheim, Germany
  • Stagione Musicale di Sostegno, Italy
  • Dozza Imolese – Bologna, Italy
  • Festival Internacional Musica de Plectro – Logroño, Spain
  • Musica Festiva Lincopensis, Sweden
  • Sala Cecilia Mirelles – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Conservatorio da Musica – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Palacio da Cristal – Petropolis, Brazil
  • Kobe International Music Festival, Japan
  • Marilynn Mair on mandolin…touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate ‘Latin soul’.

    – Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine

    “A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!”

    – Guitar Magazine (England)

    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time.

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness.”

    – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)

    “Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita”

    — Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)

    “Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance… her commitment to the music shines through.”

    – Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal

    “A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary.”
    – La Rioja (Spain)

    “Stepping back to the 18th-century masterworks gave her the opportunity to highlight her technique with a fresh light… her playing is thoughtful, vibrant and a delight to listen to.”

    — Terence Pender, Mandolin Quarterly (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair has always had the keen ability to balance classical mandolin traditions and repertoire, while constantly breaking new musical ground…a superb and versatile mandolinist and composer.”

    – – Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Mair displays an exceptionally gifted approach to this music, using her formidable mandolin technique with grace and sensitivity… It’s the next best thing to a trip to Rio.”

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…”

    – Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair acquits herself very well indeed, a most accomplished player, able to deal with the many intricacies the repertoire demands of her.”

    – Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar (England)

    “Smudging the lines between folk and classical is an intrepid endeavor… Mair’s a superb mandolin player who has brought the instrument to unexpected places…”

    – Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music… she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions.”
    – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)

    “Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure.”

    – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (USA)

    “The final repeat of the melody transmitted a strong feeling of peace and tenderness that escaped no one in the audience. It is this sensitivity and subtleness that characterized the overall performance.”

    – Brian Hodel, Guitar Review (USA)

    “She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound.”

    – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)