The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

Saturday Nights with Carmine Lauri

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 14:46 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to announce a series of online mini-concerts featuring Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri, one of country's outstanding music talents. Co-Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra for the past 16 years, Lauri regularly appears with the MPO - he was scheduled to guest lead in Mahler's Sixth and perform as a soloist in Strings in Spring, concerts cancelled in view of COVID-19.

Streamed on the MPO's social media platforms every Saturday at 7PM, the short recitals will present works by Wieniawski, Brahms, Ponce and Prokofiev, amongst others. The compositions, performed with pianist Simon Hester, showcase Lauri's virtuosity and lyrical playing.

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Carmine Lauri started playing the violin at the age of four and by the age of 17 he was awarded a scholarship to further his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has performed extensively worldwide and has been widely recognised for his career achievements. Carmine was also bestowed with the National Order of Merit and the Malta Society of Arts' Gold Medal.

www.maltaorchestra.com


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