On Saturday, July 28, musician Claire Baluci will be giving a live theatre organ performance in aid of the Jesuit-run Paulo Freire Institute, Zejtun, an educational organization which provides literacy, employability training, and related services to various individuals, especially the vulnerable in society,
The concert will take place at 7.30pm in the air-conditioned St Aloysius’ Theatre in B’Kara. The event will also feature vocalists Jacqueline Grimaud and Nicole Weaving, professional dance groups, and spectacular light and visual effects transporting the audience into a variety of musical genres, ranging from classical to pop; big band to rock; and soul to Latino.
Born in Victoria, Australia, to a family of Maltese artists, Claire Baluci started learning classical, jazz and other genres of music at a young age. Claire was fascinated by the sheer majestic power and beauty of the organ, so at the tender age of eight, she started her organ studies at the Yamaha School of Music.
On her family’s return to Malta, Claire pursued her studies in pipe organ, theatre organ and pianoforte. At age fifteen, she was awarded the Associateship and Licentiate diplomas in organ performance by the London College of Music and Media (University of West London), followed by the Advanced Certificate (ABRSM). Claire was elected as a Fellow of the London College of Music at eighteen. In her constant search for music knowledge and artistic perfection, Claire is currently reading a Doctoral degree in Music.
Claire has received numerous favourable reviews by top European critics and music magazine editors. She is also a member of the strong Böhm Music International (Germany) Team of top organists. She has been invited and performed in various concerts and music festivals in Malta, Australia, Germany, England, Italy, the USA and other countries; both as a soloist and together with other well-known musicians and singers.
Apart from being a professional musician, Claire Baluci is also a research scientist.
Claire Baluci Live in Concert in Aid of the Paulo Freire Institute is sponsored and supported by SedolPay, The Duke Shopping Mall (Victoria, Gozo), House of Beauty, Attard & Co. Ltd., General Soft Drinks, Pillow Spaceframes, GasanMamo Insurance, Sounds Good, AirMaster and others.
Tickets for the concert at the nominal rates of €30 (Gold), €25 (Silver) and €20 (Bronze) are available through www.showshappening.com.
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