Malta International Music Festival


Dear classical music lovers,
We hope you and your loved ones are all keeping safe.
With deepest regret we have to cancel the 9th Malta International Music Festival due to the pandemic situation.
All bookings are being refunded. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Meanwhile, we are all looking forward to get through this safely and be able to greet you to our next festival next year.
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Lots of best wishes, keep healthy and take care.

Your team at EUFSC
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26 April — 10 May 2020

Valletta • Floriana

Duo Tinelli - Mazzoccante


The artistic partnership of the DUO Tinelli-Mazzoccante has been agreed by the international critics as follows: “..I am very impressed by the sound beauty, the dynamics quality, the tone colour play, the musical expressiveness and fantasy.” Karl Leister - historical first clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan; “In a word, superbly.” Jerry Dubins Fanfare, USA; “..sound nobility, phrasing sound clearness and expressive naturalness.” Angelo Foletto - Suonare News Magazine; “A scintillating Duo: great bravura, perfect harmony and extreme versatility” M. Del Vaglio - Neaples Blog; “..sound purity, colours variety and intense musical phrasing.” Primo Borali - already first clarinet of RAI and and Scala in Milan; “..the interpretation is deep, touching in the intimist intensity and powerful in the structure. Great!" Sergio Calligaris - Italian-Argentine pianist and composer; "..masterfully interpretation” The Clarinet USA; “..admirable coherence, a whole warm, rich and very charming sound." Giovanni Tasso - Il Giornale della Musica Magazine.

The two artists, who were given several prizes in the most important national and international competitions (International Chamber Music Competition Trapani, International Chamber Music Competition Caltanissetta, Tbilisi International Piano Competition), took part in concert activities as soloists (KIEV RTV Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra “George Enescu”, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Orchestra Milano Classica, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania, Philharmonia of Vilnius, Kaunas Philarmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Mersin Opera and Ballet State Orchestra (Turkey) and so on.) and in chamber formations that took place in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Albania, France, Romania, Spain, Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Turkey, USA, China, Lithuania, Georgia and Croatia.

 The DUO, with an extraordinary charisma and capacity of involvement in their concerts, has emerged on the international scene with the monograph recording dedicated to Johannes Brahms, including two Sonatas op.120 no.1 and no.2 and the Trio op.114 with the cellist Giorgio Casati. The CD, available on and iTunes, is published by Phoenix Classics with international distribution by Ducale Dischi, defined by the historical first clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin Karl Leister as “magnificent interpretation” and was awarded with 5 stars by the Italian national magazine "Musica". Extraordinary confirmation of the critics has also been achieved by the CD “..Rigor y Pasión..” published by DAD Records, in which the Duo proposes music recorded worldwide preview by the Italian-Argentine composer Sergio Calligaris: “..immediate eloquence and gripping over the audience certainly.” (L. Segalla - Musica).

Since 2008 they have started an exceptional artistic collaboration with the legendary German clarinettist Karl Leister by giving their first performance at the Chamber Music Festival in Chieti. In 2012 will be released a CD of the Trio Leister-Tinelli-Mazzoccante, recorded and published by Camerata Tokyo, as the only recording of the extraordinary career of the great Karl Leister dedicated to this chamber ensemble two clarinets and piano.

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