15 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manoel Theatre


Simon Schembri and The Parisii String Quartet grace Teatru Manoel with a guitar concert on the 15th October at 8pm.

At the age of 15, Schembri had been chosen as a student of Master Alexandre Lagoya at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where he was awarded First Prize. He is an international competitions laureate, and a member of the Yehudi Menuhin and George Cziffra Music Foundations. The Malta Classical Music Award has paid tribute to his career and legacy to the Maltese music scene.


Photo of Simon Schembri by Gino Galea

An acclaimed virtuoso, Schembri gives numerous recitals in France, his adopted country, and beyond. He also dedicates a large part of his activity to chamber music, playing quintets with Quatuor Debussy, Quatuor Ludwig, Quatuor Parisii, and duets with a great many other artists at some of the most prestigious venues.


Above: The Parisii Quartet

Founded by four students from the Conservatory of Paris, all first prize laureates in both instrument and chamber music, the Parisii Quartet recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, emphasising the outstanding achievements of its 30 years of musical and human adventure, unique in their intensity and richness. The keystone in their itinerary, the search of the perfect sound and profound conviction that music needs to be lived from the inside, is bestowed by its master, Maurice Crut, a brilliant representative of the French-Belgian tradition and a member of the renowned Pascal Quartet.

This concert will include works by Boccherini, Giuliani, Marchelie, Dyens, Piazzolla, Rigney, Albeniz and Barrios. A pre-concert talk will take place at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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