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2022

16th
MALTA
SPRING FESTIVAL

music  ·  dance  ·  performances

19 - 23 april 2022

19 april /  Opening Concert - Vox Nostra (Our Voice)

8pm, St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta

KorMALTA / Chorus Master: Riccardo Bianchi / Guitar: Evan Plumpton

20 april /  Charlene Farrugia (PIANO RECITAL)

8pm, Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Programme :

Khachaturian - Recitatives & Fugues

Xenakis  - à ‘r’

Crumb - A little Suite for Christmas

Fiorini - Piano Sonata

21 april /  Klein String Trio (London)

8pm, Grand Salon, Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

Violin: Kamila Bydlowska / Viola: Shiry Rashkovsky / Cello: Ella Rundle

 

Programme :

Klein - String Trio

Xenakis - Ikhoor for String Trio

Penderecki - String Trio

Schnittke - String Trio

21 april /  Muse & Madness (Contemporary Dance Performance)

9:30pm, Ballroom Casino Maltese, Valletta

Choreography / Dancer: Gyöngyvér Szentkereszty

Soprano: Anna Maria Pammer

Guitar: Katharina Lechner

Percussion: Alessandra Reiner 

22 april /  Quartet for the End of Time (Messiaen Quartet Copenhagen)

8pm, Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Clarinet: Viktor Wennesz

Violin: Malin William-Olsson

Cello: Carl-Oscar Østerlind

Piano: Kristoffer Hyldig

 

Programme :

Rohloff - Die 4 Himmelsrichtungen

Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps

23 april /  Closing Concert - Novarte Ensemble
8pm, Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Mezzo Soprano: Niina Keitel / Conductor Dimitri Scarlato

Programme :

Xenakis - Phlegra

Scarlato - Malta Spring Festival Commission

Gubaidulina - Concordanza

Fiorini - World Premier

Mahler - Rückert-Lieder

 

Rising Stars Lunchtime Concerts 

every day 12:30, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta (FREE CONCERTS)

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16th

MALTA SPRING FESTIVAL 2022

19-23 APRIL 2022

ABOUT

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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TESTIMONIALS

"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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