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23.04.2018

Announcement: TRAVEL NOTEBOOK PIANO CONCERTO

Denis Kozhukhin comes to Malta for the first time and presents a very poetic piano concerto, a kind of musical diary called “Travel Notebook” by Maltese composer Alexey Shor. “It is always extremely interesting to play a piece which consists of musical reflections of certain places in the composer’s mind. I played some pieces from […]

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22.04.2018

    Mediterranean Conference Center will witness the performance of the cycle about the island’s heroic defence which two orchestras will play – the State Symphony orchestra of Armenia and the Malta Philharmonic orchestra under the baton of Sergei Smbatyan. Its legendary images echo the impressive pages of another magnificent piece – Spartacus by Aram Khachatyrian – the […]

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21.04.2018

Announcement: THE WELL TEMPERED CHANSON

    A really unusual concert included music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and a composition by contemporary composer Alexey Shor on the Russian chanson theme — variations of the famous gangster song Murka and no less famous Fried Chicken. “This is going to be a concert built on contrast”, said  the outstanding violinist and conductor […]

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20.04.2018

Announcement: RACHMANINOFF

  The Malta International Music Festival offers a special concert dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 145th anniversary, a concert whose romantic hero will be Nikolai Lugansky, the most exquisite Russian pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility described by Gramophone as “the most trailblazing and meteoric performer of all.” The MIMF will hear Lugansky perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody […]

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19.04.2018

Announcement: Concerto Extravaganza

  Concerto Extravaganza, featuring well-known russian-born pianist, Julia Zilberquit, to be premiered in Malta with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor and virtuoso violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The concert includes transcriptions of the music by Vivaldi made by Bach and contemporary composer Alexey Shor. “The Four Seasons by Vivaldi have […]

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19.04.2018

Press-conference : “Concerto Extravaganza” 

Alan Chircop, Artistic Director of the Foundation for the Support of Culture, that is currently organising the Malta International Music Festival, welcomed the press, pianist Julia Zilberquit and violinist conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the two artists who would be participating in the fifth concert of the Festival that evening at  the Robert Samut Hall in Floriana. […]

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18.04.2018

Announcement: KHACHATURIAN concert, 18 April

The concert is dedicated to the 115 th anniversary of Aram Khachaturian Aiman Mussakhajayeva Violin Sergey Smbatyan Conductor Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center The violinist and president of the Kazakh National University of Arts Aiman Mussakajayeva may be dubbed the ambassador of Aram Khachaturian’s music — the composer himself gave her […]

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18.04.2018

Press-conference, 18 April

Wednesday, the fourth day of the Malta International Music Festival, currently being organised by the European Foundation for the Support of Culture, also saw the launch of Armenia Cultural Days which are taking place between the 18th and the 30th April. These include 10 concerts by Armenian and Maltese performers of music composed by Armenian […]

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17.04.2018

Announcement: The concert dedicated to the music of Giya Kancheli

The concert dedicated to the music of Giya Kancheli Andrea Cortesi Violin Giorgi Zagareli Viola Sergey Smbatyan Conductor Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center The most famous Georgian composer on earth — oh, no, the most mysterious and unworldly composer on the planet, — Giya Kancheli has for over half a century been forecasting the […]

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17.04.2018

Concert: The mystical worlds of Gia Kancheli

In Valletta, European capital of culture, on the occasion of the Malta International Music Festival, was held a concert dedicated to the works of Gia Kancheli. His music is made of moments, hints and pauses. It is unspeakable, unspoken, transcendent. Its abysmal insights are hidden behind sweetest melodies vanishing in the thin air, felliniesque absurdity […]

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17.04.2018

Press-conference, 17 April

Tuesday’s meeting with the press was honoured by the presence of Georgian composer Giya Kancheli to whom the evening’s concert is dedicated. Born in Georgia Kancheli now lives in Amsterdam. His long career as a composer has passed through two basic phases: a time when under the Soviet regime his music was restricted and hardly […]

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16.04.2018

Announcement : GALA CONCERT on the 16th

The Soloists of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra & Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Brit Arend Harp Etienne Cutajar Horn Rebecca Hall Flute Carmine Lauri Violin Sergey Smbatyan Conductor 16 APRIL 20:00 Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center The Malta International Music Festival’s second day will be led by one of the top European ensembles — the State Symphony orchestra of Armenia, resident […]

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2018-04-16 (2)
16.04.2018

Announcement: Unique Piano International Competition on Malta!

The Malta International Piano Competition starts on April 16, in Valletta — Europe’s official capital of culture 2018. Looking for new names and promoting young talents is one of the crucial tasks of this musical forum. This year, organizers launched an unprecedented campaign: 11 piano competitions were held in various cities across Eurasia. Looking back, […]

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2018-04-17
16.04.2018

Press-conference: The Malta International Piano Competition 2018 was launched

    The Malta International Piano Competition 2018 organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture started on April 16th and was launched during a press conference held on the same day. This round is the climax of a number of competitions held since July 2017 which took place in Russia (Moscow), China (Shanghai), […]

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15.04.2018

MIMF opening press-conference

On Sunday 15th April 2018 the European Foundation for Support of Culture launched and presented to the Press the 6th edition of the Malta International Music Festival at the Pavilion Suite of the Westin Hotel in Dragonara. Alan Chircop, artistic director of the Foundation, noted that this Festival had over the years grown into the […]

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15.04.2018

Concert : Cosmopolitan Trio Vienna

6th edition of the Malta International Music Festival commenced with the Cosmopolitan Trio Vienna concert at Robert Samut Hall. The 2-weeks classical music marathon started with a concert of the well-known musicians from Austria, India and Korea — violinist Elisabeth Kropfitsch, pianist Marialena Fernandez and cellist Meehae Ryo — performed lovely works of Haydn, Beethoven […]

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