02 Oct 2015
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Manoel Theatre


The 2015-2016 season for the Teatru Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be, quite literally, trumpeted in by Brian Schembri and renowned trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov.

Sergei Nakariakov has broken through more than a few of the perceived boundaries framing the world of trumpeting in classical music. Dubbed as “the Paganini of the trumpet” by the Finnish press after a performance at the Korsholm Festival when he was just 13 years old, and the “Caruso of the Trumpet” by Musik und Theater, Sergei has developed a unique musical voice, which is much more than a vehicle for astonishing virtuosity.

His repertoire includes not only the entire range of original literature for the trumpet, but is also continually expanding into broader territories, including many fascinating transcriptions, while he searches for ever new means of musical expression. At the same time, he has single-handedly brought the flügelhorn to prominence on the concert platform.

Brian Schembri is the artistic director and principal conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the youngest musician ever to obtain the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London), and later graduated in piano and conducting at the Kiev and Moscow Tchaikowsky Conservatories. This is the only MPO concert which Brian Schembri is conducting at the Manoel this season.

The programme includes Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, Tchaikowsky’s Rococo Variations, Arban’s Carnival of Venice and Brahms’s Symphony Nr 2.

The concert will be held on Friday 2nd October at 8pm. There are discounted seats for students and senior citizens, and a pre-concert talk at 7.15pm, which is free for ticket holders.

For bookings, visit the Teatru Manoel website. Alternatively, you may email bookings@teatrumanoel.com.mt or call 21246389.

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