Andrea Kuypers is a versatile performer and she played with some of the worlds leading jazz artists whilst working with Tommy Smiths Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, notably a recent Edinburgh Festival performance with Gunther Schuller and Joe Lovano. As well as her large scale work, Andrea enjoys performing with her quartet Arcadia Flute and Strings and the Arcadia duo with her piano accompanist. Andreas TV appearances range from Songs of Praise to Later with Jools Holland.
Andrea has been responsible for teaching flautists at Edinburgh Napier University for 24 years and runs her own thriving private studio. In addition she conducts the Flutes Unlimited Flute Choir and runs a summer school in France, Flutes du Soleil.
Mro. Silvio Zammit pursued his musical studies in Malta at the Johann Strauss School of Music where he studied with Joseph Corrado and later at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy, where he studied with Prof. Maria di Sabatini, Prof. Pier Luigi Mencharelli and Roberto Fabbriciani. He attended master classes with international flautist, Emmanuel Pohud and Sir James Galway, and took part in Baroque Music Workshops under the Baroque flute specialist Berthold Kuijkens.
Silvio is also a Fellow of the London College of Music at Thames Valley University and holds with distinction diplomas from this College in chamber music and flute performances. Silvio has premiered and recorded various Maltese flute compositions by P.P. Bugeja, C.Pace, C.Camilleri, J.Vella, P.Grech, F.Galea, A.Pace. As a founder-member of the Gukulari Ensemble, Silvio has also recorded two CDs featuring 18th and 19th century Malta-related music.
Together with his wife Ramona, Silvio performed in various solo and chamber music recitals in Malta, Italy, England, Austria, Hungary and USA.. He formed part of the National Orchestra for twenty years and is now dedicating his time to teaching and solo performing.
Ramona Zammit Formosa, a versatile and freelancing musician; Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea will also form the Quintet of Flutes. The latter two musicians are currently reading for a BMus (Hons) in flute performance with Andrea Kuypers, at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
This exceptional concert will have an eclectic and stimulating programme. It will feature a classical repertoire with Telemanns La Caccia and Tchaikovskys Dance of the Reed Pipes. It will also feature Debussys romantic Clair de Lune, Legrands Papa Can You Hear Me? from the film Yentl, as well as Kanders All that Jazz from the film Chicago.
The programme continues on a more vivacious note as the Quintet will perform a number of jazzy repertoires. The quintet will perform Gerhwins I Got Rhythm, Piazzolas Night Club 1960 (Histoire du Tango) and Bernsteinss Overture to Candide
The event is being organized by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Palazzo de Piro, with the kind support of Bank of Valletta.
The tickets are on sale for euros25 per person.
Bookings are available at Palazzo de Piro and The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
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