Th.is Thursday at 8pm in the Sala Isouard, the Manoel Theatre is presenting a piano recital by Maltese pianist Gabi Sultana.
The recital is in the Spotlight Series of concerts. The programme consists of O.D. to Joy (2005) by Kate Moore followed by Maltese composer/director André-Paul Huber’s brand new The Haunted Piano (2012). The recital continues with George Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternachtsmusik (2001) which is actually Ruminations on “Round Midnight” by Thelonious Monk. It ends with Frederic Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mills Blues (1979) from North American Ballads.
Gabi Sultana specialises in contemporary and experimental music. She started her studies in Malta with Fransina Abela Brincat and obtained her Diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London and her Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London. She won several local competitions and was invited by EPTA (London) to represent Malta in a concert at London’s Guildhall School of Music and at the Festival Winners Concert at the EPTA Conference 2000 held at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
During her studies for her Bachelor’s degree she attended various workshops, including one lasting two weeks with the renowned composer Steve Reich. She is currently reading for Post-Master’s Degree in Contemporary Music following her success in obtaining her M.A., with First Class Honours under the guidance of Daan Vandewalle at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium. In 2008 she had graduated B.A., from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands where she was under the guidance of Marcel Baudet.
In Belgium Gabi Sultana is the founder member of 5° Ensemble together with Daniel Pastene (clarinet) and Kristof Lauwers (electronics). She is the recipient of the first Giorgio Federico Ghedini Bursary (2009) and is currently the recipient of a Malta Arts Scholarship. She has given several recitals in Malta and abroad and in March last year was invited by H.E. the President of Malta to perform at the President’s Palace.
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