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Swinging Flute

Swinging Flute

Master of the flute Silvio Zammit and pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa take the stage once more to present a delightful concert of flute music on Tuesday 1st of May 2018 at noon at the St. Augustine Monastery, Old Bakery Street, Valletta.

The flute duo will be performing the vivacious and sparkling works of mostly Latin-American swing rhythms.  The unique programme highlights Martins Suite Havana, Lecounas enchanting Mazurka Glissando, Morricones unforgettable Gabriel's Oboe and Abreus Tici Tico, amongst others.

 

Silvio and Ramona Zammit have been active as a duo for the past 20 years.  They are both Fellows of the London College of Music and teach music in the Malta School of Music in Hamrun.  Particularly due to the versatility of Ramona on the piano, flute and harpsichord, the duo can perform in the different combinations of instruments. 

 

During 1978-2001, Silvio was a member of the National Orchestra of Malta.  Currently he follows his professional career as a teacher and freelance soloist.  In 1998, the duo won the Lloyd Weber medal for distinction in interpretation. They have performed in various solo and chamber recitals in the U.S.A., Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, Bulgaria and England.  They have also recorded CDs of Maltese music by Pace and Camilleri.  In collaboration with Gukulari Ensemble, they have also recorded CDs of 18th and 19th century music.  Several Maltese composers have dedicated works to the duo.  Their extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary

 

After the concert, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a free guided tour of the remarkable monastery museum which showcases its striking, historical and sacred ornaments in the fascinating monastic chambers.

 

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.