Water Concerto

Water Concerto

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About the Show

Tan Dun's hypnotic three-movement Water Concerto uses water as a musical instrument – featuring the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Chinese percussionist Beibei Wang in lead role under the direction of conductor Pavel Šnajdr. The programme will also include music by Hindemith, Shostakovich and Maltese composer Joseph Vella.


A world première of a project co-led by prominent French pianist Vincent Bourgeyx 

(whose collaborations include Bobby Durham, Jane Ira Bloom, Mark Turner, Matt Penman amongst others) and Malta’s renowned jazz ambassador Sandro Zerafa, inspired by the music of Russian classical composer Alexander Scriabin. This project evokes the common grounds between jazz and Scriabin’s music. An evening which 

should  appeal to both lovers of jazz and classical music


Alexander Scriabin

"His music is super sensuous, super romantic, and super mysterious. Everything is super; it is all a little overboard.” This is how the great Vladimir Horowitz once described the music of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. Scriabin was one of the most enigmatic and controversial composers of all time. His early works often evoke comparisons to Chopin in their lyricism and delicacy. Later in his career, he moved into realms beyond traditional tonality, also embracing esoteric and mystical worldviews.


Scriabin always held a special fascination for jazz musicians. His influence is discernible in the harmonic language of Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea and many other post-bop piano players. Born out of a shared love for the work of the great Russian composer, this project evokes the common grounds between jazz and Scriabin’s music. Sandro Zerafa and Vincent Bourgeyx explore the profoundly lyrical, darkly romantic and harmonically audacious universe of Scriabin in a jazz context.


Vincent Bourgeyx

Sandro Zerafa

Vincent Bourgeyx

piano, arrangements


Sandro Zerafa

guitar, arrangements


Yoni Zelnik



Donald Kontomanou


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6 July 2019

Pjazza Teatru Rjal,

Republic Street,


1hr 30min approx.

With Interval

€10 - €25



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