15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018


The Enchantment
of the Crystal Sound

Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet

Sergey Smbatyan Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center




The first ever solo clarinetist exclusive
at the Deutsche Grammophon

Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer’s sumptuous tone and thrilling virtuosity have won admirers worldwide. Ottensamer comes from a musical family. After a few years with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, he took over the position of principal clarinet with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2011. Ottensamer, who won competitions both as a pianist and as a cellist, performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, and has also released several recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.

Andreas Ottensamer makes his maltese debut in the Republic Hall with a programme that perfectly showcases what the clarinet can do with the demanding variations on famous melodies from giuseppe Verdi’s operas, Verdiana, by the maltese composer Alexey Shor.


Charles Camilleri

Malta Suite, Op.3

I Country Dance
II Waltz
III Nocturne
IV Village Fiesta

Sergei Prokofiev

Excerpts from “Romeo and Juliet” Suites, Op.64

Montagues and Capulets
Friar Laurence
Romeo at the Fountain
The Child Juliet
Morning Dance
Romeo at the Grave of Juliet
Death of Tybalt

Krzysztof Penderecki

Chaconne in memoria
Giovanni Paolo II

Alexey Shor

for Clarinet and Orchestra

I Il Sambatore
II Un Bossa in Maschera
III Don Tangoletto

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