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Spirit & Passion. Accordion, String Quartet, Harpsichord & Dance.

Spirit & Passion. Accordion, String Quartet, Harpsichord & Dance.

The Three Palaces 2023

Martynas Levickis - Accordionist Mikroorkestra - Ensemble Paula Guzzanti - Choreographer  Diego Ocampo Aznarez - Dancer Programme

Karl Jenkins (b. 1944)

Palladio, Concerto grosso for string orchestra (1993)

I. Allegretto


Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4

I. Adagio – Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Vivace

IV. Allegro – Allegro


Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)

Adagio in G minor


Martynas Levickis (b. 1990)

Lithuanian folk song arrangements:

I. Lieliumoj

II. Šiū namo, tprū namo (Gee up, home)

III. Palinko liepa šalia kelio (A linden by the roadside bowed)

IV. Beauštanti aušrelė (The Dawn is Breaking)

V. Rūta Žalioj (The verdant Rue)


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Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" (L'autunno)

I. Allegro

III. Allegro



Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno)

I. Allegro non molto


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate)

III. Presto


Nino Rota (1911–1979)

"The Godfather" themes


Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

Five Tango Sensations (1989)

II. Loving

III. Anxiety

V. Fear


& a special surprise Martynas Levickis Martynas Levickis likes to call his instrument a box of magic tricks. And its true: when this Lithuanian musician straps on his accordion and begins to play the audience often falls silent,  spellbound as if watching an amazing magic show. Levickis is a man with a mission: to at last secure for his eternally underestimated instrument the reputation it deserves.

Levickis' stellar career as an ambassador for the accordion took off rapidly when he won the casting show "Lithuania's Got Talent" in 2010, followed by a debut album on Decca Classics that climbed straight to No. 1 in the British classical charts.

Today Martynas Levickis is one of the most in-demand accordion soloists in the world. Past and future musical partnerships include Andris Nelsons, Iveta Apkalna, Benjamin Appl, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Clemens Schuldt and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Mikroorkéstra

Mikroorkéstra was founded in 2015 by accordionist Martynas Levickis. The young and unique chamber orchestra is comprised of outstanding musicians from Lithuania, giving dynamic performances at the highest international standard. It embodies its founder’s youthful energy and creative artistry. 

All orchestra players are handpicked by Martynas Levickis and alongside their work with Mikroorkéstra many of them enjoy positions with Kremerata Baltica, the Baltic Youth Philharmonic, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. The members are alumni of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and winners of many international competitions. 

Paula Guzzanti

Dr. Paula Guzzanti is a dance artist and scholar, Tai Chi practitioner, and tango dancer and teacher. She started her dance training in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and later in Ireland where she completed her practice-based Ph.D. in Dance Improvisation and Collaborative performance-making at Queen’s University Belfast. She now resides in Malta, the Head of the Dance Studies Department of the University of Malta. She specializes in artistic and embodied research practices. In her research practice, she works at the intersections of critical improvisation studies, collaborative performance-making, and affect theory, applied to socially engaged projects. In 2019, Paula won the Higginson Leadership Award of the Year for facilitating a dance and well-being project for Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica, documented in her award-winning Screendance film 'The Broken Body' (2021). Paula is currently working on a collaborative artistic research project investigating the role of the sensory body in urban sustainable development in Malta, using somatic and new digital media technologies.

Diego Ocampo Aznarez

Diego is a graduate of the School of Dramatic Art in Buenos Aires, and he also studied ballet and contemporary dance in several schools in Buenos Aires and in Europe.  While learning the tango, he studied with Antonio Todaro  J.C. Copes, Raul Bravo, and many other great "milongueros".  He has been a dancer in shows directed by the acclaimed Companies of Argentinian Tango in the world.

Diego has acquired extensive theatrical and teaching experience in many countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belgium, and the United States.  From 1997 to 1999, Diego lived in New York City, where he developed his own choreographic lab and created many solos and duets incorporating different forms of movement.  He also instructed at the Academy of Dance of Philadelphia and the Center of Studies of Broadway.  In 2000, Diego was invited by the French Federation of the Dance of Paris and worked with some choreographers in compagnie C. Bernardoo in Belgium to develop a program for professional dancers about Argentine Tango and contemporary influences.


4 November 2023
Verdala Palace, Siġġiewi
90 min
Audience Level
Suitable for All
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The Three Palaces 2023

Spirit & Passion. Accordion, String Quartet, Harpsichord & Dance.

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