Bir Miftuh International Music Festival - 2016 [fr]
The French Embassy together with the Alliance francaise de Malte Mediterranee will once again be sponsoring the French night of the Bir Miftuh International Music Festival.
Taking place at the Bir Miftuh Chapel on Saturday 28 May at 8pm, this concert will be followed by a reception in the adjoining gardens.
Gjorgji Cincievski, on double bass, and pianist Charlene Farrugia will entertain the audience with works by the French composers Debussy, Casadesus, Saint-Saëns , Fauré, Massenet, Satie and Bizet.
Tickets for concerts and refreshments cost €20 per concert per person.
Those wishing to attend are requested to fill in the details and send it together with their remittance to Din l-Art Ħelwa, Bir Miftuħ lnternational Music Festival, 133, Melita Street, Valletta VLT 1123. For further information, contact Din l-Art Helwa Office, Tel. Nos. 21225952/21220358 from Monday to Friday between 8.30a.m. - 13.30p.m. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gjorgji Cincievski - Double-Bass was born in Skopje, Macedonia. He finished his under-graduate and post-graduate studies at the prestigious Royal Nothern College of Music, Manchester, Uk.
Since 2010 he has been the principal double bass player with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with world leading orchestras and has participated in many important festivals around the world. He is an active solo performer, collaborates with prominent musicians and gives master classes and workshops in Europe, Cuba and China.
In his constant strive to enrich the double bass repertoire, he has done many successful transcriptions for double bass, including works from Bach, Rahmaninov and Brahms, which are being distributed and sold worldwide. His recent recording of his own transcription from J. S. Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ has been hailed and described by music critics and scholars as “an astonishing successful effort that will leave a mark in the world of music history”.
Charlene Farrugia is recognized as one of Malta’s most versatile and engaging pianist. At the age of 13, Charlene was the youngest soloist to ever perform with the National Orchestra of Malta. Since then, she has been a regular with this Orchestra, recently touring China as soloist with the orchestra. Her debut CD, recorded for NAXOS, was released in 2015. Charlene is the first prize winner of 10 international piano competitions, and is regularly invited to appear as soloist with many orchestras in Europe, USA and Russia. After finishing her musical education in Malta with Ms Amodio Chircop, Charlene continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with an MA in Piano Performance. She also holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the class of Kenneth Hamilton. Charlene is an international ambassador for EMMA for Peace under the patronage of UNESCO.