The European Foundation for Support of Culture proudly welcomes you to Malta and to our 2021 Malta Classical Music Academy, a new initiative bringing together elements of our numerous educational projects that are such an important part of our ethos as an organisation.
This highly anticipated programme of workshops, lectures and masterclasses taking place over the course of almost a month will help our students challenge themselves and develop their musical prowess.
We are especially grateful to our esteemed colleagues whose tuition and guidance I’m sure will prove invaluable to our students as they embark on this very special journey of artistic evolution, and we are certain that participants and audiences alike will benefit immensely from their experience and skill.
It is the mission of the EFSC to act as custodians of classical music as we seek to promote, support and document the work of the great masters of this centuries-old discipline, ensuring that the next generation of artists are able to benefit from the wisdom of those who have come before and to offer exposure and support as we are able.
To our students I wish you a productive and enthralling time here as you work to further develop your artistic abilities, and to our gracious audiences allow me to once again welcome you to Malta and thank you for joining us. I wish you all an enjoyable and pleasant stay here.
With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture
Music is a passion that unites millions of human beings all over the world through an immutable bond.
As mankind has striven to overcome differences in nationality, language, religion, culture, wealth and age it has always been able to depend on a truly universal form of communication: the language of music.
These ideals of inclusion and universality are what inspire my work every day, and will continue to do so as I gratefully and enthusiastically accept the post of Artistic Director for the Malta Classical Music Academy of the 10th InClassica Malta International Music Festival.
I warmly welcome our students, teachers and music enthusiasts to an event that promises to be a triumph of cooperation and musical excellence. As the great Beethoven would say: a great “Ode to Joy” to all!
In the extraordinary surroundings of Valletta, the fortified capital city that has welcomed visitors to the island of Malta since the 16th century, you will enjoy a truly unforgettable experience as you further develop your skills and appreciation for classical music under the tutelage of some of the greatest musicians on the world stage.
Students who enrol at the Malta Classical Music Academy will have the opportunity to be coached by a selection of the best professors practicing today, in a venue perfectly suited to support cultural and musical growth.
The Malta Classical Music Academy awaits you with open arms!
Artistic Director of Malta Classical Music Academy
Professor of Violin at the Conservatorio ‘F. Cilea’ in Reggio Calabria
Deepening one’s knowledge of music means taking an introspective journey into one's life and soul.
Every musician believes that communication through art is the best way for them to express their emotions and to communicate them to the audience.
Thanks to the Malta Classical Music Academy as part of the InClassica Malta International Music Festival 2021, hundreds of musicians will have the privilege and opportunity to study with some of the greatest artists and teachers in the world. An all-encompassing experience in an enchanting and inspiring place, a place where people can share their passion for music and art.
As Artistic Director of the Piano Department in the Malta Classical Music Academy, I guarantee my absolute commitment to ensuring that our students and teachers enjoy a period of serenity, productivity and collaboration in an atmosphere of professionalism, commitment and passion.
In Malta and its International Music Festival music has found a home, one which understands the needs of its artists and students. The EUFSC has chosen me to help realise this project of growth and development, one that is certain to provide long-term benefits and opportunities.
I am convinced that our young musicians in attendance will enjoy an unforgettable experience, and one that they will carry in their memory for a lifetime.
Artistic Director, Piano Department of Malta Classical Music Academy
Piano Professor at the "G. Braga" State Conservatory in Teramo
Malta Classical Music Academy is a brand new project of the European Foundation for Support of Culture. In the sunny island of Malta, young talents will have a chance to learn from leading musicians of our time. The masterclasses will allow the participants to engage with world renowned professors and gain invaluable knowledge.