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Exquisite Piano Masterpieces

Exquisite Piano Masterpieces

Exquisite Piano Masterpieces

 

The successful weekly lunchtime concert series at the Oratory of St. Francis in Republic Street, Valletta will continue on Tuesday, 8 November 2016 at 12:30pm with a piano performance called Exquisite Piano Masterpieces. The regular performances present varied performers and musicians, who offer sparkling and stimulating classical music on a weekly basis.

Pianist Sofia Narmania   will be giving a performance of Piano music masterpieces.  She will be performing exquisite and beautiful timeless piano works by the baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Scarlatti, Georg Handel and Franz Liszt among others.

 

Ms. Narmania will be performing an interesting and stimulating progamme she will be performing J.S.Bachs Adagio d minor  and Sheep may safely graze;  D. Scarlattis Sonata d minor K9 L 413  and Sonata b minor K27 L 449 classics and G.F.Handels Menuet g minor. The programme continues with renown masterpieces, such as, L.Beethoven s Sonata op.27 no 2 "Moonlight";  F.Liszts Love dream (Liebestraume) S.541 no. 3 and  F.Chopins Nocturne no 20 in c sharp minor op. posth.

 Pianist Sofia Narmania displayed tremendous interest in music from an early childhood and started giving her first concerts at the age of seven.  At the age of ten she won great public acclaim playing Beethoven's 2-nd Piano Concerto and then she was invited to continue her music education in Moscow Pre-Conservatory College.  Her musical development was shaped by her studies at the Moscow Conservatoire and postgraduate, where she graduated with honours in the class of professor I.Plotnikova.

During her years of education Sofia appeared on the concert stage as a soloist with many orchestras, and gave several recitals in the main halls of Moscow and in other cities of Russian Federation.

As a soloist she performed the concertos of J.S.Bach, W.A.Mozart, L.Beethoven, S.Rachmaninov, P.Tchaikovsky, D.Shostakovich. Sofia has participated in numerous festivals and master-classes with various renowned professors.

A winner of international competition in Italy (1st prize), she has performed in Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Russia, Malta.

Her extensive repertoire covers all musical periods and styles, performing works by Scarlatti and Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ginastera and Piazolla.

In March 2014, she made a recording of works by modern Italian composer Federico Gozzelino.

The lunchtime concerts present varied performers and musicians, who offer sparkling and stimulating classical music on a weekly basis. The music performances take place in the baroque Oratory which was originally the friars refectory.  Over the years, it has been transformed into an oratory, hence it is beautifully adorned by magnificent baroque paintings, an elaborate gilded altarpiece and original monks benches. The oratory is usually closed to the public, therefore the lunchtime concerts are a wonderful way to experience the fabulous music and the beautiful chapel.

The events are fund raising events for the Franciscan Church, which is undergoing an extensive restoration project. Tickets for the lunchtime concerts, costing 8 euro, can be obtained from the venue itself half an hour before the concert begins. For more details phone 7968 0952 or email: baroccomalta@gmail.com

 

Programme:

J.S.Bach              Adagio d minor

D.Scarlatti          Sonata d minor K9 L 413

G.F.Handel         Menuet g minor

J.S.Bach-E.Petri Sheep may safely graze

D.Scarlett           Sonata b minor K27 L 449 classics

L.Beethoven      Sonata op.27 no 2 "Moonlight"

F.Liszt                  Love dream (Liebestraume) S.541 no. 3

F.Chopin             Nocturne no 20 in c sharp minor op. posth