About Duo Mantar

Duo Mantar is described as “viscerally and imaginative” and “transcendental and exuberant,” respectively. Adam Levin and Jacob Reuven began playing together in Fall 2017 and share a passion for Israeli music, Hebrew and Jewish songs. Both of them are committed to expanding the repertoire available for mandolin and guitar by actively commissioning today’s most sought after Israeli composers. They have already commissioned four renowned Israeli composers, including Josef Bardanashvili, Ittai Rosenbaum, Oren Lok, and Jan Freidlin. Additionally, they are performing works originally written for mandolin and guitar by Yehezkel Braun and fresh arrangements of traditional Hebrew songs by Marc Lavry and Maurice Ravel.

They gave their debut in April 2018 at the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival. Their 2019/20 concert activities included tours in the United States, Israel and Spain. They recorded their debut album on Naxos Records in Fall 2019 (to be released in Winter 2020) and subsequently will be premiering and touring with a new double concerto in spring 2022 by the renowned Israeli-American composer, Avner Dorman.

Duo Mantar

Guitar, Mandolin

Ashland, Massachusetts, United States

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