to the web site of mandolinist
Frances Taylor, the UKs leading exponent
of the Italian school of mandolin playing.
Frances is passionate about 18th century mandolin music and
devotes much of her time to exploring and performing the
repertoire, much of which it still relatively unknown even
by mandolin enthusiasts. She plays at both modern and
baroque pitch, using either her Embergher or Pecoraro
mandolins or her copy of a Vinaccia. Whatever the instrument
or pitch Frances always gives careful attention to the
details of baroque performance practice.