Violin and Piano Concerto at Our Lady of Victory Church in Valletta

Our Lady of Victory Church in Valletta will once again host the popular weekly lunchtime concert organized by the Barocco Foundation in partnership with Din l type Helwa.

Pianist Sofia Narmania and violinist Matthew Zammit will perform in this concert. Beethoven’s is on the program Spring Sonata No. 5 in F major, Violin Sonata in F major by J Mendelssohn and encore by Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud.

Zammit’s musical journey began at the tender age of five when he was tutored in both introductory music theory and piano. His violin studies began at the age of eight at the Malta School of Music. When he was 10 years old he switched to private lessons under the tutelage of Antoine Frendo and has been under his wing for eight years.

Zammit then joined the Malta Youth Orchestra (MYO) and has been part of this organization for the past five years, taking part in numerous concerts with notable conductors such as Peter Stark and Robert Hodge. During this tenure at MYO, he was selected for many significant initiatives, the most prominent of which was selected to participate in the 2018 side by side Concert with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Maestro Daniele Gatti.

Zammit has taken part in numerous master classes with violinists such as Mauro Tortorelli, Sergei Symbatyan, Sventha Dannenberg and Karen Shakhgaldyan. He holds an ARSM diploma in violin and is currently studying at the newly formed Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Academy under the direction of Sonia Larson, a visiting professor from the United States.

The pianist Sofia Narmania was interested in music from an early age and began giving her first concerts at the age of seven. She was invited to continue her music education at the Moscow Pre-Conservatory College.

During her training years Sofia performed as a soloist with many orchestras on the concert stage and gave several recitals in the great halls of Moscow and other cities of the Russian Federation. As a soloist she played concertos by JS Bach, WA Mozart, L. Beethoven, F. Liszt, C. Franck, S. Rachmaninoff, P. Tchaikovsky, D. Shostakovich.

The place of the concert.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by Baroque artist Alessio Erardi, was built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of Saint John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565. It was restored by Din l type Helwavoluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, guests are invited to the basement of the church for free to watch a short audiovisual show about the construction, history and restoration of this jewel.

Violin and Piano Concerto will at Our Lady of Victory Church in Valletta on Tuesday 24. at 12.30 p.m. Admission to the concert costs a recommended donation of €10. Tickets can be purchased before the concert at the venue itself or by email at [email protected] or by phone at 79680952.

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