The European Foundation for Support of Culture will be organising the Malta International Music Festival (MIMF) from the 6th of June to the 14th of July 2022, with the project set to be held at some of the best venues of Malta and Gozo, including the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) in Valletta, Robert Samut Hall (Floriana), Grandmaster Suite (St Julian’s), Teatru Astra in Gozo and others.
The MIMF will feature concerts by some of the greatest soloists of the classical music panorama, showcasing appearances by world-renowned conductors and orchestras. The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be serving as the Orchestra-In-Residence for the festival’s duration, and will be performing a variety of works by European composers, as well as Maltese ones, with two evenings set to be dedicated to the national music of the island with respective concerts in Malta and Gozo. During the Festival the MPO will also be joined by a host of renowned international orchestras coming from Turkey, Austria, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, and other countries.
Some of the confirmed artists who will be performing are the following: Noemi Gyori (flute), Asya Fateyeva (saxophone), Behzod Abduraimov (piano), Sergei Krylov (violin), Yekwoon Sunwoo (piano), Costanza Principe (piano), Paloma So (violin and one of the young classical music stars), Haik Kazazyan (violin), Rita D'Arcangelo (flute), Davide Alogna (violin), Philipp Kopachevskiy (piano), Boris Andrianov (cello) and many others.
This project is launched by the EUFSC, with the aim to promote and develop the role of culture and arts in Malta. The organisers will be offering over 1 month of concerts and performances by outstanding musicians, with the project purposefully scheduled so as to coincide with the Malta Classical Music Academy so as to bring the two different facets of musical performance and education together.