15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018


Gala concert

The Soloists of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra & Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Brit Arend Harp

Etienne Cutajar Horn

Rebecca Hall Flute

Carmine Lauri Violin

Sergey Smbatyan Conductor




Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center

A fantastic showcase of MPO's musicians!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K.299/297

I Allegro
II Andantino
III Rondeau-Allegro

Rebecca Hall (flute),
Britt Arend (harp)

Richard Strauss

Horn Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, Op.11

I Allegro
II Andante
III Allegro-Rondo (Allegro)

Soloist: Etienne Cutajar (horn)

Henryk Wieniawski

Violin Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op.14

I Allegro moderato
II Preghiera (Larghetto)
III Rondo (Allegro giocoso)

Soloist: Carmine Lauri (violin)

The Malta International Music Festival’s Opening ceremony will be led by one of the top European ensembles - the State Symphony orchestra of Armenia, resident orchestra of the entire forum and participant to most of its concerts. You will see Maestro Sergei Smbatyan at the conductor’s podium.

The leading musicians of the Malta Philharmonic orchestra will solo in Mozart’s and Richard Strauss’ opuses – Rebecca Hall (flute), Britt Arend (harp) and Etienne Coutajar (horn).

Carmine Lauri (violin) - an international star of Maltese descent and soloist with the London Symphony orchestra will solo in the virtuoso concerto by Henryk Wieniawski. The musician’s outstanding style will certainly be in harmony with one of the most brilliant violin opuses.



Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri started playing the violin at the age of four and at the age of 17 was awarded the ABRSM scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maurice Hasson.

Lauri has performed worldwide as a soloist and leads various orchestras , including the LSO of which he is the Co-Leader. He is also the Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic and the Guest Leader of the Malta Philharmonic. He features in numerous movie scores, including Star Wars & Harry Potter and is often the featured violin soloist in various films.

Carmine has performed concertos with many orchestras including the LSO, LPO and the Czech Philharmonic. He was bestowed an ARAM and FRAM (Royal Academy of Music). He is a member of the National Order of Merit and is the recipient of the Gold Medal for Arts 2015.

Lauri will be playing the ‘Baron Deurbroucq’ Stradivarius 1727 with kind permission of J & A Beare, London.

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