Only the most exceptional young talents can last the tough course set for Belgium’s International Queen Elisabeth Competition. Violinist Stella Chen outperformed her peers at the prestigious event’s 2012 edition, winning audience hearts and the outright title with sublime performances. She joins the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under critically acclaimed Italian conductor Gianluca Marciano in Phantasms. The tuneful three-movement concerto, by Festival Composer-in-Residence, Alexey Shor, conjures up striking aural images of daydreams, apparitions and spectres. Shor’s melodic inventiveness also runs through the Suite from his ballet Crystal Palace. Soprano Carmen Giannattasio, in high demand at the world’s leading opera houses, helps tell of the forced marriage of two jesters at the court of Russia’s Empress Anna Ioannovna. Verdi’s exhilarating overtures set the dramatic tone for a programme packed with expressive contrasts.
Malta International Music Festival is organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC
), led by Konstantin Ishkhanov
, in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).
Dear classical music lovers, within the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizer will follow all the recommendations from the Ministry for Health and make sure that everyone will be safe at the venue.
If the epidemiological situation in the country will call into question the holding of the planned concerts or If the situation deteriorates, the concerts will be postponed to a later date or the organizer will return to you the money (excl booking fee).