Tricia Dawn Williams at the Manoel

Teatru Manoel opens 2016 with a great recital by contemporary pianist Tricia Dawn Williams on Wednesday 6th January at 8pm. This is part of the “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series which was launched last season and is proving to be a popular midweek cultural break for both locals and tourists.

Tricia Dawn Williams is a concert pianist with an unusual and colourful profile. As a dedicated promoter of music by living composers, she has commissioned, premiered, recorded and broadcast numerous new works, and is a frequent collaborator on the creation of interdisciplinary projects with new technologies.

Her international performances include, amongst others: Les Invalides in Paris, the Béla Bartόk Memorial House in Budapest, the Festival International de Carthage in Tunisia, the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes in France and Festival di Castel dei Mondi in Italy. In Malta she has performed in various festivals and prestigious venues: the Malta Arts Festival, Għanafest, the International Spring Orchestra Festival, Contemporary Sounds Series, Science in the City, Evenings on Campus, Notte Bianca, Żigużajg – Arts Festival for Children and Young People, the Valletta International Piano Festival, Modern Music Days, The Three Palaces Festival, Teatru Manoel and San Anton Presidential Palace.

Born in Malta, of Irish and Welsh descent, Williams started playing the piano at a very early age with Rita Micallef and was further mentored on 20th century music by Pawlu Grech. In 2010 Williams was appointed secretary of the ‘Malta Association for Contemporary Music’ committed to establish new heights in its goal to promote the performance and understanding of contemporary music in Malta. In 2015 she joined the team of Encore – the recently launched arts and culture magazine in Malta – in her role of sub-editor.

On Wednesday 6th January, Tricia Dawn Williams will perform works by John Cage, Mariella Cassar Cordiina, Makiko Kinoshita, Konstantia Gourzi, Veronika Krausas and Graham Fitkin. The recital starts at 8pm with a pre-recital talk for ticket holders at 7.15pm. Tickets are €20 with discounts for students and senior citizens.  Primary school aged children enter free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets go to

The Malta Independent

December 28, 2015

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