The Malta Independent 24 August 2019, Saturday

A once in a lifetime Viennese experience at Teatru Manoel

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 12:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Embassy of Austria in Malta and Teatru Manoel will be presenting a fantastic double bill featuring the young dynamic and charismatic ensemble Trio Immersio from Vienna.

The Ambassador for Austria in Malta, Andreas Stadler pictures them as follows: "Trio Immersio is the best example of the openness of Austria and Malta in difficult times when we are confronted with provincialism, nationalism and political egotism such as 'my country first'. For Austria, we have learned from our past and we remain committed, maybe more than ever, to the arts, to a united and strong European Union, to cultural openness and curiosity, to our tradition and to young talents."


Founded in 2013, the trio Vira Zhuk, violin, Maria Vardzelashvili, piano and Mariam Vardzelashvil, cello, won already some prestigious prizes and was awarded the title of New Austrian Music Ambassador for 2018/2019. The ensemble is praised for its deeply moving, imaginative and colourful dedication to Austrian music.

A style that is highly appreciated internationally and which brought the musicians to famous international venues and places such as Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Flagey Brussels, CRR Concer Salonu in Istanbul and Carthage festival among others.

Now they are honoured to take the stage at Teatru Manoel. As violist Vira Zhuk said: "We are very excited to bring some of our absolute favourite pieces to Malta. We invite you on a journey through time and space from the 19th century to our days, where we will visit both historical and modern Vienna, with important stops in 20th century Moscow and Buenos-Aires."

The first night is dedicated to the beautiful Trio Nr. 2 E flat Major by Schubert, followed by his well-known Notturno and Shostakovich's Trio nr. 2 in E minor. During the second night the ensemble combines Brahms' Trio nr. 1, with six heavy metal based miniatures called Schlechtecharackterstücke by Bernard Gander and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla.

In short, perfect ingredients for two great nights, 21 and 22 June, full of different emotions and flavours, not to be missed.

For more information and tickets visit or by phoning the box office on (+356) 2124 6389.


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