The Malta International Music Festival & Competition

Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music with support of Mediterranean Centre for Culture & Art is excited to announce The Malta International Music Festival & Competition

The goal of The Malta International Music Festival & Competition is to provide the best learning experience for everyone by combining an intensive educational program with an outstanding concert series presented by world-class musicians and participants of the Festival. It is undoubtedly an event in the Maltese cultural calendar, which cannot be ignored by those interested in Music, culture or the art of piano, saxophone, violin, cello, chamber ensembles, clarinet and voice or by those who have at heart the improving of performing standards of our youth!

It is a Cultural Event founded with the intent to improve Music education of youngsters in Malta by offering high-level tuition and opportunities to perform in front of an audience. Students and teachers alike will also broaden their horizons due to their coming in contact with pianists from abroad. 

13 Days of the Festival is:

  • Over 15 concerts in leading venues in Malta & Gozo,
  • Opening and Gala Concerts of the Festival & Competition in Manoel Theatre,
  • 1 Opening concert: Festival & Competition,
  • 2 Gala concerts: Festival & Competition,
  • Over 150 participants,
  • 10 days of master-classes with world-class musicians,
  • 7 disciplines: piano, violin, saxophone, voice, cello, chamber ensembles, clarinet,
  • 4 days competition in piano, string and wind instruments for various age categories,
  • Awards presentation & reception,
  • Cooperation with the local media: Times of Malta,, TVM, The Independent, The Executive etc.,
  • Cooperation with foreign TV channels and press,
  • Over 10000 likes on Facebook.   

Following its very successful 1st and 2nd editions, the festival has expanded significantly both in terms of the professors constituting  the faculty of acclaimed musicians as well as in terms of the number of students attending who come from various countries, making the spirit of the event truly international. New master-classes categories have been added to the previous piano, saxophone, cello, violin, voice namely clarinet and chamber ensembles.
The Festival has also incorporated two more competitions, such as String and Wind Instruments within itself as an addition to the international Piano competition, which will take place after the master-classes, i.e. from the 7th until the 10th of May. String and Wind Instruments competitions are subdivided into two age categories and piano competition into three age categories. The total prize value of is of 16 750 Eur.

The tutors making up the faculty of the Festival are Arkadi Zenziper, Yuri Didenko, Leonel Morales, Nina Tichman, Andreas Frolich and  Guliano Mozzacante – piano, Alexander Zagorinsky, Romain Garioud and Boris Andrianov – cello, Dora Schwarzberg, Alissa Margulis – violin, Hayrapet Arakelyan, Lars Mlekusch – saxophone, Antonio Tinelli, Julian Milkis – clarinet, Alexander Bonduryansky – chamber ensembles.

The Festival aims to create a platform for young musicians to exhibit their talents and learn from acclaimed professors while being able to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Maltese islands.

All the participants, apart from the opportunities to attend the master-classes of the world famous professionals, take part in 2-3 concerts in the best venues around the Islands of Malta & Gozo, take part in Piano, String or Wind Instruments competitions with the internationally acknowledged musicians as Jury members.

It has always been the festival organizers’ goal to combine education, culture and tourism while simultaneously enriching the cultural life of Malta with the presence of the world acclaimed professors and talented young musicians from various countries as well as from Malta thus creating a really cosmopolitan, friendly and professional atmosphere.

More information such as general information, rules & regulations, biographies of professors, programmes of competitions, application forms, photographs from previous festivals as well as the list of concerts can be obtained from our web-site: and our Facebook page: 

The Malta International Music Festival & Competition will be held from 27th of April till 10th of May 2015.