Event Details


19/02/2019 12:00

Violinist Bernice Musu` will take the stage at the lunchtime concerts at the Antique Apse of St. Augustine Monastery, in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 12 noon together with violinist James Caruana Turner and pianist Julia Miller.

Bernice Musu` will be presenting a thrilling and inspiring programme of violin music starting off with the first two movements of Beethoven’s well-loved ‘Spring Sonata’ Op. 24, as well as Kreisel-Pugnani’s ‘Praeludium and Allegro’.  The ensemble will also perform the lyrical and enchanting Meditation from Massenet’s ‘Thais’ and ending the programme with Shostakovich - 5 pieces for 2 violins and Piano.

Bernice Musu' has been playing the violin for nine years with her tutor Valhmor Montfort and recently with a new tutor, Reggie Clews. Both tutors are full-time violinists with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recently she achieved the Trinity Guildhall ATCL diploma and she is continuing further music studies. Moreover, she is learning the theory of music in a grade 8 level with Mro. Director Ray Sciberras.

The first performance Bernice had was with the Valletta Ensemble in 2010. From there on, she played in various venues such as in churches with orchestras, in theatres such as in the famous Manoel Theatre, Co-Cathedral of St. John and last but not least in the Mediterranean Conference Centre.

In 2013, Bernice Joined the Malta Youth Orchestra which works in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and on the same year she joined the orchestra of the town of Zurrieq under the direction of Dr. Chris Role'.

Recently in 2016, she joined again two orchestras; the St. Paul chamber orchestra under the direction of Chev. Mark Agius and the Malta Concert Orchestra. In the same year, she had the opportunity to play in the Eurovision Song Contest and in a famous event of her hometown, Birgu by Candlelight.

Furthermore, she does recitals, play in weddings and teaching students. She attended some educational masterclasses with famous foreign violinists such as Prof. Katalin Sebastyen. Bernice plan is to continue further studies in music performance and to be working as a full-time musician.

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 for free. 

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 send an email at baroccomalta@gmail.com.


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