H.E. The President of Malta
Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music and
Mediterranean Centre of Culture and Art with support of
Yuri Rozum’s International Music School in Malta
The Malta International Music
Festival & Competition
27th of April - 11th of May 2014
The Malta International Music Festival & Competition is a series of master-classes and concerts. The master-classes consist of lessons with acclaimed professors of piano, violin, cello, saxophone, chamber ensembles and voice.
The principal aim of the Festival is not simply to create opportunities for young Maltese musicians who will be given the possibility of studying with world-known professors but also to host foreign students and truly make it an international Festival. The musicians/students will have the opportunity to play in the participants’ concerts. The Festival also aims at promoting the art of music in all its facets; make it accessible to a wider audience without degrading the idea of high culture, which is being attacked on all sides.
Our faculty of professors includes only acclaimed professionals who can truly give a great deal to our students. Young musicians sometimes travel to other cities and countries to study with acclaimed musicians for a week or two, often spending substantial sums of money. This festival gives our young musicians the opportunity to study with an acclaimed virtuoso without having to leave our shores. Although, in the music world, it is a cliché to say that one learns a great deal from watching other people’s lessons and that it is essential for young performers to play in public, it is still very difficult for young musicians to find opportunities to play in public and to listen to other students‘ lessons. For this reason, we hope that our participants will also benefit from attending lessons other than their own and, that those, who are not participating will take active interest in all events. In Malta we have long felt the need for such a festival.