Radim Zenkl

Welcome to the site of Radim Zenkl - mandolin player, composer and instructor. Radim's style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. Besides collaborating with the top musicians of the acoustic music scene, Radim has built up an extensive repertoire for solo mandolin. He is a member of the Modern Mandolin Quartet and one of the founding members of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra. In the recent years he added a variety of ethnic flutes to his concerts and recordings.

"Radim Zenkl has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways!"

- David Grisman

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Radim's new instructional DVD on Homespun recently released!

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Live at the NAMM show

Live at the California Worldfest

Perhaps you have heard by now, Radim Zenkl had lost his house (and many musical instruments) in the Paradise, CA Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. David Grisman and the Acoustic Disc have kindly started a fundraising campaign for him at:


If you could please spread the word out to the music community via e-mail list, website, Facebook, etc., that would be the most helpful thing at this point. Thank you all for your care and support!

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