An evening of contemporary music by pianist Gabi Sultana
Gabi Sultana is a highly acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, especially within the contemporary music scene. She is the award recipient of the ‘Contemporary Music Prize’ and ‘Outstanding Pianist’ at the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition in Sicily, Italy, in 2013; finalist at the “De Linkprijs” - prize for interpreters of Contemporary Music in Tilburg, Holland, in 2012; winner of all available piano competitions before 2001 in Malta – EPTA; Young Musicians' Competition and Bice Mizzi Vassallo Competition.
Gabi has performed extensively in Europe, USA and Australia. As part of her prize at the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition, she was invited to tour the States of Virginia, Arkansas and New York culminating in her debut in Carnegie Hall in May 2014. Following the success of this tour, Gabi was awarded the "New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò Audience Award" by the 2014 IBLA Grand Prize USA.
In May 2015, she made her Australian debut at the Canberra International Music Festival, which also gave her the opportunity to collaborate with Sydney-based Ensemble Offspring. In January 2016, she was once again invited to join Ensemble Offspring to perform at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival in Victoria, where she also gave a solo recital.
In Ghent (BE), where she is currently based, Gabi has performed at the Ghent Contemporary Music Week 2013, at Logos Tetrahedron and at the Gentse Vleugels (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015). In November 2013, she recorded one of Frank Nuyts' awarded Piano Sonatas during a showcase of his solo piano works in De Bijloke in Ghent, Belgium.
In 2015, Gabi was invited to perform for Ars Musica (Brussels) as part of the "Les Mardis Contemporains" series. In 2011 she was invited by H.E. The President of Malta to play at the Presidential Palace; and in 2015 she performed for the King and Queen of Belgium, together with Lisa De Boos (double-bass).
The recital on Wednesday 12 October 2016 is the first in the ‘Wednesdays at the Manoel’ series and includes works by Contemporary Composers: Frank Nuyts, Andy Akiho and Steve Reich arr. Vincent Corver.
There will be a pre-recital talk at 7.30pm