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Malta International Music Festival 2017

The concert programme for the 2017 Malta International Music Festival runs for ten days, from 21st to 30th April. But there is no question as to which is the star draw: on Saturday 29th, Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov will be performing in Malta for the first time.

April 21st - 30th, 2017

This year, the Malta International Music Festival is taking place during Easter time, when the whole Republic of Malta is pulsating with one of its most important festivities and lives its tradition with passion and devotion to its millenary roots and culture. So Malta will be twice worth a visit when the Malta International Music Festival puts the main emphasis on the piano, in 2017.

On this occasion, some of the most prestigious pianists of our times like Grigory Sokolov, Jan Lisiecki and Andrey Gugnin will finally have their Maltese debut. Spectacular concerts, masterclasses for the star-pianists of tomorrow with famous piano teachers like Dmitri Bashkirov, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Pavel Gililov, Lev Natochenny and Valery Piasetsky for, and a prestigious competition in four age categories will turn Malta into a cultural and musical event of international importance. The winners will be awarded with prizes up to € 20.000. Also, the festival supports contemporary composers. In 2017, Karl Fiorini, Joseph Vella and Alexey Shor from Malta will be composers in residence of the festival.

The Malta International Music Festival was founded in 2011 by the European Foundation for Support of Culture. Since then, the annually organized festival has established itself as one of the most important cultural events in Malta, combining exceptional concert events with masterclasses and competitions in all branches of instrumental music.

For full information please visit the Malta International Music Festival website.

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VallettaOpening concert

Pärt, Liszt, Ryabov, Bach, Shor, Chopin, Rachmaninov
Sergei Babayan, Piano

VallettaDiscover Rising Stars I

Offenbach, Khachaturian, Shor, Chopin
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Constantine Orbelian; Jan Lisiecki

FlorianaDiscover Rising Stars II

Narek Hakhnazaryan; Natalia Sokolovska

FlorianaTrio Gala

Shor, Babadjanian
Khachaturian Trio; Alexander Buzlov; Alissa Margulis; Daria Tschaikowskaya

VallettaThieves music - David Aaron Carpenter and Orchestra

David Aaron Carpenter, Viola

FlorianaThe four seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op.8 no.1-4
Fedor Rudin; David Aaron Carpenter

FlorianaDiscover Rising stars III

Andrey Gugnin, Piano

FlorianaPiano Competition Closing Gala Concert

VallettaThe Legend finally in Malta

Grigory Sokolov, Piano

VallettaClosing Ceremony and Gala Concert

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Misha Katz; David Aaron Carpenter; Julian Milkis; Andrey Gugnin