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music  ·  dance  ·  performances

11 - 15 april 2023

Tuesday 11 April 8pm
Opening Concert | Grand Salon Museum of Archaeology

Synchrony All-female String Orchestra 
Ligeti | Ramifications
Stravinsky | Apollon Musagète
Florence Maunders | Khodahafez 
Bartòk | Divertimento for Strings
Wednesday 12 April 8pm
Parkins – Houtkamp - Ligeti Trio | Malta Society of Arts

Electronics, objects, saxophones, drums & percussion 
Thursday 13 April 8pm
Synchrony String Quartet | St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral

Ligeti | String quartet no. 1
Schnittke | String quartet no. 3
Shostakovich | String quartet no. 8
Beethoven | Grosse Fuge 
Friday 14 April 8pm
Gabi Sultana Piano Recital & Choreographer Francesca Tranter | Teatru Manoel

Opening Doors Music Group 
Ligeti | Musica Ricercata [Francesca Tranter choreography]
Rautavaara | Piano Sonata no. 2
Ligeti | Études 5 & 10
Crumb | Metamorphoses Book I & II [selection]
Saturday 15 April 8pm
Closing Concert | Teatru Manoel 

Malta School of Music Percussion Ensemble 
Webern | Langsamer Satz
Beethoven | Piano concerto no. 2
Poulenc | Hoops, Ballet
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes 
Orquestra Classica do Centro
Soloist Sofia Narmania
Conductor Sergio Alapont 
Rising Stars Lunchtime Concerts 12:30pm
Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 April | Malta Society of Arts 





11-15 APRIL 2023




Conceived and founded in 2005 by its artistic director Karl Fiorini, The Malta Spring Festival is an annual classical and contemporary music festival known for its innovative programming and commitment to new orchestral and chamber works.

The festival takes place in different venues in Valletta, capital city of Malta.

Each year the Malta Spring Festival presents its listeners with a theme (2017 From Zappa to Beethoven, 2018 Revolution and its Composers, 2019 Of Death and Maidens, 2020 Must it be? It must be!, 2021 Degenerates) exploring the repertoire from the classicists to today, rarely or unheard in Malta, taking the audience on a journey of cultural, psychological and personal discovery. The Malta Spring Festival takes pride in carefully selecting an ambitious roster of artists as well as in placing a premium on challenge, innovation and class, showcasing the new with the not-so-old in unexpected juxtapositions of programming, at times verging on audience “unfriendly”, emotionally relentless, and mentally demanding repertoire.


Running parallel to the evening concerts and recitals, an education strand of the Malta Spring Festival - Rising Stars Concert Series - welcomes up-and-coming local artists to hone their skills on the larger stage, encouraging them to think and compare less regionally, with the aim of providing these young artists in-the-making the necessary springboard to pursue their musical education abroad the limited shores of Malta. 

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"There is something so special about the Malta Spring Festival. Rather difficult to put into words but so marvellous ... Somehow one has the mixed sensation of playing in an important place, yes, but that the public (each one of the listeners) is an old friend that is following with connoisseurship, interest and JOY the adventure and the pleasure of the living music. And that this joy is contagious and you enjoy, while playing, the beauty of friendship."


- Joaquín Achúcarro


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