Welcome to the 3rd edition of The Malta International Music Festival & Competition 2015.
As in previous editions, internationally acclaimed professors from various countries will be conducting master-classes in various areas, including pianoforte, violin, violoncello, saxophone, clarinet and chamber music.
The Festival will feature all the professors in public concerts which will be held every day throughout the Festival at various venues around Malta and Gozo. All our participants will have the opportunity to perform alongside internationally acclaimed artists in the public concerts and performances.
This year, apart from extending the range of master-classes and concert venues, the Festival will be holding International Competitions for pianoforte, winds and strings – in three separate competitions presided by international adjudicating panels. Apart from attractive monetary prizes, winners will be invited to perform in various festivals.
The Festival aims at welcoming and hosting students and performers from around the world. While having the opportunity to learn, live and exchange artistic experiences with various professors and participants of various nationalities, the festival also aims at providing young artists with further opportunities which are vital in the development of one’s international career. Among others, this year we shall also be offering further opportunities during the festival, including the possibility to participate in career development sessions. These will include seminars and workshops in English language, Alexander Technique, Artistic Management and Career Development. In today’s competitive world, talented performers need to equip themselves with further background apart from their main areas of studies, to help them launch themselves on the international platform.
Our guest Professors together with the organizing team and hospitality entourage will be looking forward towards providing you with an enjoyable, yet rewarding and inspiring artistic experience, no matter at which stage or level of your career you are at present. We have seen many participants returning to the Festival from year to year, and we are thrilled to follow their artistic development, while we are proud to be contributing towards their successful careers.
On my behalf, I wish to thank the Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music (Malta) for their dedication and contribution towards the development of young and upcoming musicians; the Professors and members of the Jury of the competitions, our sponsors, the management of the various Theatres and Concert Halls, and the local entities who are supporting our Festival and Competitions.
I look forward to seeing you in Malta!
Mro. Alan Chircop