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Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
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Photo by Stephen Buhagiar

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Every year the Malta International Arts Festival collaborates with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra to present an innovative programme of 20th century and contemporary works. This concert, under the baton of Czech conductor Pavel Šnajdr, features a tour de force performance of masterworks: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Béla Bartók, Concerto in D for String Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky, and Ricordanza per Archi by Wojciech Kilar.



Igor Stravinsky

Concerto in D for String Orchestra (1946)

I           Vivace

II          Arioso: Andantino

III         Rondo: Allegro


Wojciech Kilar

Ricordanza per Archi (2005)


Béla Bartók

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936)

I           Andante tranquillo

II          Allegro

III         Adagio

IV         Allegro molto



Pavel Šnajdr 




1st Violins  

Maria Conrad (leader) 

Reggie Clews 

Vincenzo Picone 

Emilia Wiśniewska

Philipp Orlov 

Klara Nazaj 

Fiona Giambra 

Riccardo Rossano 

Pierre Louis Attard 

Roberta Attard 


2nd Violins 

Matteo Colombo  

Inmaculada Muñoz Salgüero

Rebecca Köhler Baratto

Natalia Lauri 

Stefan Calleja 

Bernadette Lo Russo 

Valhmor Montfort  

Mario Micallef 



Nadia Debono (section principal) 

Ester Garcia Salas 

Orietta Zammit Beaumer 

Mateusz Kuźma

Joanna Nunes 

Savio Debono 



Ákos Kertész (section principal) 

Yaroslav Miklukho 

Nora Karakousoglou

Frank Camilleri 

Lucie Kuchařová

Desirée Quintano


Double Basses 

Gjorgji Cincievski (section principal) 

Iva Gabriela Bartosch 

Dion Xuereb 

Marco Agnetti 



Michael Camilleri (section principal) 



Daniel Cauchi (section principal) 

Jean Pierre Cassar 



Britt Arend (section principal) 



Konstantinos Destounis



Maria Elena Farrugia 


10 July 2021

Pjazza Teatru Rjal,



General Admission: €15

Concession: €10

Price is inclusive of VAT.

Children under the age of 12 enter for FREE but still require a ticket.


All necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of patrons, cast and crew are being taken. Masks must be worn throughout the entire performance and social distancing must be respected at all times. Temperature will be taken at the entrance and sanitisation stations will be available.