For five weeks every year in June/July, Victoria joins the festival cities of the world, with artistes and ensembles from all over the world combining to leave their mark on the soul of the island. Every year the Victoria International Arts Festival offers to the EMCY prize winners performances during the festival.
Prize winners Flute East Trio played at the 20th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival, in Malta, which took place from 6th June to 10th July. The Flute East Trio is an ensemble composed of Park Hannah and Sojeong Son from South Korea and Yu-Cheng from Taiwan.
On 17th June, the ensemble performed at St George’s Basilica the following programme:
P. Bocquillon, Territoires
J. Casterede, Flutes en vacances
F. Kuhlau, Trio e minor for three flutes Nr.1, Op.86
T. Pecou, pour un rituel imaginaire
J. J. Quantz, Sonate for three flutes in D Major Nr.116
On July 5, EMCY prize winners Brass Quartet, Trombonet performed at St. Augustine Church in Malta in the framework of the Victoria International Arts Festival. All four musicians, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones, were under eighteen, but the maturity and technical virtuosity they performed with belied their young age and experience.
They treated the audience to a performance of musical virtuosity with pieces by Koetsier, Gabrieli, Couillaud, Rossini and Saint-Saens among others.
Trombonet, made up of Trond Sagbakken, Malene Fosli Flataker (Trumpet) and Pernille Alsos, Marie Nøekleby Hansen (Trombone) is this year’s prize winner of Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap (Norwegian Music Competition for Youth).