Sunday 30 May, 2010  at 7:30pm

Music Room, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta (MALTA)

Trios from Malta is a chamber concert featuring Maltese Trios for Violin, Clarinet and Piano. The performance will open with Albert Pace’s Trio composed in 2003. This was the first of the portfolio of compositions submitted for the composer’s D.Mus. under the supervision of Charles Camilleri. The second trio to be performed is Karl Fiorini’s Trio Lamina. This work co-won first prize, 3 years after its completion, in the 2005 edition of the Alea III International Composition competition in Boston, US. Fakriet, composed by Christopher Muscat will open the second half of the program. This work, written to commemorate the 40th anniversary celebrations of Malta’s Independence and dedicated to Charles Camilleri as an homage to the latter’s work in reviving Maltese folk tradition in art music, is a collection of folk tunes from Malta. Ruben Zahra’s Pan the Goat God will bring this fiery evening to an end. PAN the Goat God was composed for an interdisciplinary performance featuring contemporary music, theatre, dance and video art. The music was originally set for flute, clarinet, violin, piano and tuba and portrays various aspects of the dark mythological figure of Pan.



Tatjana Chircop – violin
Lino Pirotta – clarinet
Tricia Dawn Williams – piano




Trio by Albert Pace
Trio Lamina by Karl Fiorini
Fakriet by Christopher Muscat
PAN the Goat-God by Ruben Zahra