Event Details

GRANADOS – A SPANISH JOURNEY

11/12/2018 12:00
GRANADOS – A SPANISH JOURNEY

Remarkable pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will taking music lovers on a unique musical journey to Spain when she performs at a fund raising concert at St. Augustine’s Monastery in Valletta on the 11th of December 2018 at 12 noon.

The concert Granados – a Spanish Journey is an exciting performance which will set a spotlight on the Enrique Granados’ Danzas espanolas . This work was written by the Spanish pianist and composer towards the end of the nineteenth century and is a reflection of the Spanish Romanticism era.  The performance will focus on a selection of eight of the twelve charming piano pieces, namely, Galante, Orientale, Fandango, Andaluza, Rondalla Aragonese, Romantica, Melancolica and Bolero.  The eight danzas, containing a fiery Spanish-style, are passionate and flamboyant, therefore promising a truly exciting and thrilling experience.

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.   

Patrons will be taken to a guided free visit to the interesting chambers of the monastery which are adorned with interesting historical sacred ornaments which is being offered after the concert.

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 .

Venue

St. Augustine Church

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Organiser

Barocco Malta