The Malta International Music Festival 2017 took place during Easter time, when the whole Republic of Malta was pulsating with one of its most important festivities and lived its tradition with passion and devotion to its millenary roots and culture. On this occasion, some of the most prestigious pianists of our times like Grigory Sokolov, Jan Lisiecki and Andrey Gugnin finally had 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, and a prestigious competition in four age categories turned Malta into a cultural and musical event of international importance. Also, the festival supports contemporary composers. In 2017, Karl Fiorini, Alexey Shor and Joseph Vella from Malta were the 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.



EVENT: Malta International Music Festival

DATE:  18 - 22 Avril 2017

DURATION: 26min10sec

DIRECTOR: John Blanch