Garments of the Grand Masters
Malta International Arts Festival
This unique event combines an exhibition of historical garments of the Knights of Malta with a piano recital by prominent Greek pianist Konstantinos Destounis. A selection of garments from the National Textiles Collection entrusted to Heritage Malta will be exhibited in the Sala dei Cavalieri of the Malta Society of Arts. A video backdrop of artistic footage featuring the very same fabrics and textiles will run parallel to the music programme featuring works by Ligeti, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel. This event is a collaboration between the Malta International Arts Festival and Heritage Malta. The exhibition is curated by Annamaria Gatt (Curator of Costumes and Textiles) with the support of Claire Bonavia (Principal Conservator / Restorer – Textiles / Paper), Leyre Quevedo (Conservator Textiles) and Pierre Bonello (Manager Exhibitions).
Etudes, Book 1 No.2 Cordes à vide
Ballade No.1 Op.23 in G minor
Ballade No.3 Op.47 in A flat major
Ballade No.4 Op.52 in F minor
Mephisto Waltz No.1 S. 514
Gaspard de la Nuit
ii. Le Gibet
Pianist Konstantinos Destounis (born in Athens in 1991) is regarded as one of the most prominent Greek artists of his generation. He has won many international piano competitions, most notably the Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens, the Southern Highlands in Canberra and the Bremen European Piano Competition. His performing career has led him to venues that include the Royal Albert Hall in London, Opera La Fenice in Venice, Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, Glocke Saal in Bremen and the Athens Megaron. As a soloist he has performed with many orchestras in Greece, the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in London for his research on Theodore Antoniou’s piano works, and his world premiere recording of Antoniou’s complete piano works was released by Naxos in 2018.
Annamaria Gatt: Curator of Costumes and Textiles
Claire Bonavia: Principal Conservator / Restorer – Textiles / Paper
Leyre Quevedo: Conservator Textiles
Pierre Bonello: Manager Exhibitions
Garments: Heritage Malta
Pianist: Konstantinos Destounis
In collaboration with Heritage Malta and the Malta Society of Arts
Concessions are applicable to senior citizens (over 60 years), persons with disability, students (on presentation of student card), European Youth Card holders, and children between 8 and 12 years.
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