Malta Philharmonic Orchestra takes on Tchaikovsky

Concert led by Maestro Brian Schembri, featuring Franco-Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović

Maestro Brian Schembri
Maestro Brian Schembri

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be performing two of Tchaikovsky’s most monumental works during its first Grand Orchestral Concert of the year at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Saturday January 30.

Maestro Brian Schembri, who is well known for his detailed and passionate interpretations of classical music, will conduct the orchestra. It is a privilege to be able to witness how Mro Schembri’s dedication and inspiration for musicians is reflected in the orchestra’s rendition of any music it has at hand, let alone in this case, where the conductor’s affinity with the Russian culture will undoubtedly shine through in these two Tchaikovsky compositions.

World-renowned, Franco-Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović will feature as soloist in the first item on the programme − Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which is considered to be one of the best examples of a technically taxing piece within a violinist’s repertoire. Radulović is acclaimed particularly for his virtuosity. Therefore, it is no wonder that he’s able to stupefy his audiences when executing a demanding piece such as this, which he can do so effortlessly.

The second part of the evening will consist of Tchaikovsky’s sixth and final symphony (Pathétique), an energetic work that the composer himself describes as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose”.

The concert will take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on January 30 at 19:30. For bookings, email [email protected] or phone 2559 5750. For further information, visit The MPO is providing complimentary shuttle service from Valletta Waterfront