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Poetic Piano

Poetic Piano

Extraordinary pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will be giving a splendid performance of piano music at the Monastery of St Augustine, in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 12 pm.

Ramona will be performing an amazing repertoire of poetic and exciting piano music written by well-loved composers. The repertoire includes Handels Suite No 5 In E Major (The Harmonious Blacksmith); CPE Bachs Sonata in E Minor and Chopins Mazurka in Bb Major.  The programme also includes a Maltese composition by Carmelo Pace Morceau Lyrique, and two Spanish classics, Spanish Dance in G by Granados and Sevilla by Albeniz.

Ramona Zammit Formosa commenced her pianoforte studies in Malta with Fay Griscti Davies, in Holland with Prof Marcel Baudet, then in London with Byrce Morrison.  She also studied the flute with Douglas Townshend and harpsichord with Helena Mowatt Brown. Besides the Renaissance and Baroque period. Ramona also specialized in 20th century and contemporary works for the harpsichord.

During the Biennale held in Malta in June 2005, Ramona gave the first-ever performance on the clavichords built by Dr. George Debono.  Together with her husband Silvio Zammit, she has recorded CD s featuring works by Maltese composers and 18th and 19th century Malta-related compositions together with the Gukulari ensemble. She has recently recorded a piano solo album featuring the piano works of Carmelo Pace.

Besides giving numerous recitals in Malta and Gozo, Ramona has performed in England, Italy, Austria, Hungary, USA, Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal. She has dedicated entire solo recitals to the great keyboard masters; Rameau, J S Bach, CPE Bach, Reggio, Mozart, Grieg, and Liszt.

Ramona is a Fellow of the London College of Music and teaches at the Malta School of Music.

After the concert, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a free guided tour of the interesting chambers of the monastery which are adorned with beautiful and historical sacred ornaments.

Proceeds from the event will go to the restoration project of the Augustinian Monastery.

Tickets, 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.