In 2018, Malta’s capital Valletta was declared Europe’s capital of culture. To mark this event, the European Foundation for Support of Culture held a series of major projects, “Days of Maltese Music”, around the world.
Between 19 and 22 March 2019, Days of Maltese Music were held in Armenia, at the best concert venues of Yerevan, such as the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, Tatiana Airapetian Concert Hall and Komitas Chamber Music House. The project brought together famous Maltese and Armenian musicians.
On 19 March, Carmine Lauri, Malta’s famous violinist and concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, performed with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Sergey Smbatyan, Merited Performer of the Republic of Armenia. The cultural project also included performances by Eurovision Young Musicians Winner Bernice Sammut Attard and violinist and assistant concertmaster of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Reggie Clews.
During the Days of Maltese Music, true connoisseurs of classical music were treated to works by such Maltese composers as Joseph Vella, Charles Camilleri, Karl Fiorini, Alexey Shor, Albert Garcia, and to works by famous Armenian composers.
All the performances of the project were extensively covered by national and international media, including popular broadcasting stations.
The project was organized together with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra