Pianist Gabi Sultana to perform at the Manoel Theatre

The Manoel Theatre presents a piano recital by Gabi Sultana on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 7:30pm

Pianist Gabi Sultana
Pianist Gabi Sultana

Piano soloist and chamber musician Gabi Sultana will be giving a recital on Wednesday 12 October 2016, as the first in the “Wednesday at the Manoel” series.

Sultana is the award recipient of the “Contemporary Music Prize” and “Outstanding Pianist” at the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition in Sicily, Italy, in 2013. She is also the winner of all available piano competitions before 2001 in Malta, namely EPTA, Young Musicians' Competition and Bice Mizzi Vassallo Competition.

Furthermore, Sultana was a finalist at the “De Linkprijs” prize for interpreters of contemporary music in Tilburg, Holland, in 2012.

Gabi has performed extensively in Europe, the USA and Australia.

As part of her prize at the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition, she was invited to tour the States of Virginia, Arkansas and New York culminating in her debut in Carnegie Hall in May 2014. Following the success of this tour, Gabi was awarded the "New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò Audience Award" by the 2014 IBLA Grand Prize USA.

In May 2015, she made her Australian debut at the Canberra International Music Festival, collaborating with Sydney-based Ensemble Offspring. In January 2016, she was once again invited to join Ensemble Offspring to perform at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival in Victoria, where she also gave a solo recital.

In Ghent, Belgium, Sultana performed at the Ghent Contemporary Music Week 2013, at Logos Tetrahedron and at the Gentse Vleugels for the last four years. In November 2013, she recorded one of Frank Nuyts' awarded Piano Sonatas during a showcase of his solo piano works in De Bijloke in Ghent, Belgium.

In 2015, Sultana was invited to perform for Ars Musica in Brussels as part of the "Les Mardis Contemporains" series.

In 2011 she was invited by President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca to play at the Presidential Palace; and in 2015 she performed for the King and Queen of Belgium, together with Lisa De Boos on double-bass.

The “Wednesday’s at the Manoel” series also includes works by contemporary composers such as Frank Nuyts, Andy Akiho and  Steve Reich arr. Vincent Corver.

Tickets are available at www.teatrumanoel.com.mt, [email protected] or 21246389