Pirotta and Grima in concert

imageOn Thursday 17th October at 8pm in Sala Isouard, Teatru Manoel presents the first of this season’s Spotlight Concerts with clarinettist Lino Pirotta and pianist Gisèle Grima. The first half of the programme starts with short French works by G. Pierné, G. Grovlez and two pieces by F.Poulenc. The second half features two premières by local composers Ruben Pace (Fil-Qosor) and Alex Vella Gregory (Elegija fuq il-Belt Valletta) as well as Charles Camilleri’s Four Greek Songs. The programme ends with the lesser-known ElCasot by D. Bimbi.

Lino Pirotta is considered as one of the most versatile clarinettists in Malta. He started his musical studies at an early age with the Peace Band of Naxxar under Victor Debattista. He later furthered his clarinet studies with various tutors in Malta, namely Carmelo Schembri, Joseph Magri and Freddie Mizzi. He studied harmony, counterpoint and orchestration with Carmelo Callus and his brother Manoel Pirotta. Lino is a fellow of the London College of Music and the Victoria College of Music in Clarinet Performance, and holds a Diploma in Clarinet Teaching

Gisèle Grima merits her status as one of the leading Maltese pianists of her generation. She has rapidly established herself as a prominent performer and sought-after accompanist both locally and overseas. Her solo and chamber recitals have taken her around several venues in Malta, Sicily, Finland, Iceland, South-West France, Syria, Manchester, Edinburgh and London.

All tickets are €10 with a 50% discount for students, under 25s and kartanzjan. To book:www.teatrumanoel.com.mtbookings@teatrumanoel.com.mt or telephone 2124 6389.

 

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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