Man­dolin and gui­tar for the first Bir Mif­tuh Con­cert of 2018

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

The Bir Mif­tuh In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val or­gan­ised an­nu­ally by Din l-Art Helwa opens with a man­dolin and gui­tar Recital by the CORDAmi­nazioni Duo com­prised of Tiziano Pal­laino – man­dolin, and Da­vide Di Ienno – gui­tar.

Be­ing held on Fri­day 25 May at 7.30pm, this con­cert has been made pos­si­ble by the Embassy of Italy and the Isti­tuto Ital­iano di Cul­tura. The pro­gramme com­prises works by Corelli, Ger­va­sio, Rossini, Mascagni, Bel­lafronte and Pi­az­zolla. The me­dieval church of Santa Maria of Bir Mif­tuh, with its beau­ti­ful frag­ment fres­cos, was re­stored by Din lArt Helwa. It pro­vides per­fect acous­tics and at­mos­phere, and is found tak­ing the left turn at the round­about be­fore Malta In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Re­fresh­ments are served in the me­dieval chapel’s grounds after the con­cert.

Tiziano Pal­ladino – man­dolin, grad­u­ated with the high­est hon­ours in the Stud­ies of Man­dolin and Dou­ble Bass and in Cham­ber Mu­sic. He has per­formed over 600 con­certs all over the world and has given solo man­dolin recitals in War­saw, Madrid, Is­tan­bul, Dublin, Thes­sa­loniki, Athens and Stock­holm. Pal­ladino is al­ways greatly ap­plauded for his ver­sa­til­ity, his vir­tu­os­ity and the par­tic­u­lar sen­si­tiv­ity that mark each per­for­mance. He has been on many con­cert tours, the most im­pres­sive be­ing those in Canada and the USA. He has var­i­ous CDs to his credit.

Da­vide Di Ienno – gui­tar, is a highly tal- ented mu­si­cian and has de­lighted au­di­ences in Italy, France, Ger­many and Aus­tria. He has per­formed as a soloist, on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions, the stun­ningly beau­ti­ful ‘Concierto de Aran­juez’ with the Fi­lar­mon­ica Ol­te­nia Craiova Or­ches­tra of Ro­ma­nia and with the Staat­sor­ch­ester Rheinis­che Phi­lar­monie of Koblenz, Ger­many. In 2016, he per­formed as a solo, in world pre­miere, the Suite n.2 by R. Bel­lafronte for gui­tar, bas­soon and string or­ches­tra, dur­ing a tour with the Wiener Con­cert Verein and Patrick de Ri­tis, play­ing in var­i­ous pres­ti­gious Ital­ian the­atres and at the Brahms–Saal at the Musikverein in Vi­enna.

Tick­ets are against a do­na­tion of €20 per­son in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments with block tick­ets for three con­certs at €50 per per­son, and for two con­certs of €35 per per­son. All pro­ceeds are ded­i­cated to Din l-Art Helwa’s restora­tion pro­grammes. For book­ing in­for­ma­tion please email info@din­larthelwa.org or call 21220358/21225952

Tiziano Pal­ladino

Da­vide Di Ienno

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