Inclassica Malta International Music Festival 2021

On 17 April- 11May 2021 InClassica Malta will host 33 soloists, including Martha Argerich, Rudolf Buchbinder, Gautier Cappuçon, Danielle De Niese, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Denis Matsuev, Andreas Ottensammer, Grigory Sokolov and Maxim Vengerov.

The orchestras include Gergely Madaras, Alexander Shelley, Dmitry Yablonsky, Sergey Smbatyan, and other leading conductors, include the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The International Festival of Music in Classica, Malta, has been one of the world’s leading festivals of music and presents music fans a star lineup in the historic capital of Valletta for its 10th anniversary.

Some of the best names in classical music are solos expected to attend this festival, including:

  • Pianist Martha Argerich, recipient of the Triple Grammy Award;
  • Recipient, Salzburg, and Vienna Gold Star, pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, the ECHO Klassik Award;
  • Grigory Sokolov, legendary pianist;
  • The Orphee d’Or recipient, Danielle de Niese, Emmy, and ECHO Klassik Award;
  • Winner of the WEMAG-Soloist competition, keeper of the Beethoven Ring pianist Kit Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein Competition;
  • Violinist Roman Simovic, master of the London Symphony Orchestra;
  • Grammy Prize, 2 Grammy Classical Music Prize, 5 times Maxim Vengerov, recipient of the Edison Classical Music Award.
  • Recipient Frederic Kempf of the coveted Classical BRIT Award; • seven times the violinist DanielHope of the ECHO Klassik Award;
  • Clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer at the Berlin Philharmonic;
  • Tchaikovsky international competition winner Denis Matsuev, acclaimed pianist;
  • Violinist Gidon Kremer and recipient of the International Tsakhovsky Competition;

The winner of Gramophone’s instruments, the Critic Choice for the Classic BRITS and the cellist Steven Isserlis for CBE;

  • Violinist Carmine Lauri, co-head of the London Symphony Orchestra;
  • Youngest German gramophone artist Daniel Lozakovich;
  • Hyperion artist, violist Lawrence Power, who is nominated for an award;
  • Tchaikovsky International Piano competition 2011 winner of a double second prize and Seoul Arts Center Honorary Ambassador, pianist Yeol Eum Son;
  • Van Cliburn International Piano Competition’s Gold Medalist, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo;
  • In the 2014 XCI Gina Bachauer Competition, the pianist André Gugnin was presented with the Gold Medal and Audience Prize.

As well as the central Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Malta Youth Orchestra, the orchestras will include the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège (Belgium), and the Armenian National Orchestre.

The three-week festival, which will be coordinated by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, and by the European Foundation for Cultural Support (EUFSC), will include concerts at an of Malta’s oldest and most magnificent buildings of the 16th century, the Mediterranean Conference Centre.

Alexey Shor, now holding residences in the Malta Philharmonic Academy Orchestra and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra celebrates classical works and composers along with contemporary pieces from the Composer-in-Residency of the Festival.

The festival features a suite from his “Crystal Palace” ballet, which was premiered at the start of its 40th anniversary, as well as a world premiere of his new Violin Concerto. Shor is also performing works at the festival. The International Classical Piano Competition in Malta will also take place this year as the final stage for the world’s piano competition ’14 Directions to Malta.’

This massive competition will bring 70 students from 14 cities from all over the world to malta to engage in a €300,000 rewards fund, in which it will be very committing and virtuous. This competition will bring 70 students from 14 countries (Hamburg, Vienna, Washington, Shanghai, Tel Aviv.

Also, the festival features a three-week program of masterclasses, talks, and concerts by prominent musicians and instructors, the Malta Classical Music Academy. Students will be able to hear from esteemed visiting scholars, perform in academic and masterclasses, and will be offered enlightening seminars addressing some concerns such as performance methods, philosophy, and repertoire.

More information about the two programs will be published in the coming weeks. For any of these activities, prospective attendees can visit the websites specifically to register.


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