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Summer Courses at MSA


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more info, please visit our Courses page here: http://artsmalta.org/courses

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LCM Diploma Graduation Ceremony

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Mr Hugh Sutton – examiner for the LCM Spring 2016 Practical exams

Hugh SuttonHugh Sutton began his musical career as a chorister of Wimborne Minster. He read Music at the University of East Anglia during which time he was a Choral Scholar and then Lay Clerk with the choir of Norwich Cathedral with whom he made international tours, CD recordings and BBC Radio broadcasts. He studied Organ with Adrian Lucas and singing with David Pollard. Hugh went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, during which time he worked with William Christie as a soloist, filming Purcell’s ‘Faery Queen’ for Channel 4.

Hugh Sutton also sang regularly with the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral as well as deputising with many professional choirs in London. He has appeared as a soloist with numerous choral societies throughout the country and in Europe, working with conductors including Sir George Guest and Sir David Willcocks.

Hugh gained his Masters in Education from the University of Exeter He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008 and Freeman of the City of London in 2012.

Prior to leading the Music Department at St Mary’s Calne, Hugh Sutton was Director of Music at the Royal Russell School in Croydon, Conductor of the Carshalton Choral Society and Director of Music at St Michael’s Church West Croydon. Hugh continues to pursue a busy career as a Bass soloist, teacher and examiner across the country.

The London College of Music Spring practical exams will be held at Palazzo de La Salle between the 9th and the 25th May 2016.

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Palazzo de La Salle on TVM

MadwarnaPalazzo de La Salle will be featured in Salvu Mallia’s popular TVM programme “Madwarna” on Monday 11th April 2016 at 18:15pm.

Not to be missed.

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Committee of the MSA for 2016-2017

Recently the MSA held its AGM for 2016 and the new Committee for 2016 -2017 is made up as follows:

Arch. Adrian Mamo

Mr Joseph Spiteri Staines

Mr Stephen Sant’Angelo
Hon. Secretary

Ms Dorothy Meli
Hon. Treasurer

Mrs Marika Azzopardi

Mr Roderick Camilleri

Mrs Margaret Farrugia

Mr Francis Galea

Arch. Ms Elisa-Anne Tonna

Mr Norman Cristina
Govt. Representative

Mr Joe Scerri

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Summer Courses in visual, applied & performing arts at the MSA

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More than forty-five courses in visual, applied and performing arts will be organised by the Malta Society of Arts during the summer period at its premises, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street Valletta. Each of the visual and applied arts courses consists of nine sessions of two and half hours each, once a week Monday to Saturday as per Time-Table. As regards the Human Figure – Nude, lessons are held Monday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm or 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Courses start from the second week of July and come to an end on the first week of September 2014. Music lessons are also held in the afternoon on Mondays till 8.00pm.

Visual Arts Courses: Art for Children 4 – 6 years, Art for Children 7 – 10 years, Art for 11 years and over, Art for Leisure 50+, Arts & Crafts 6 – 10 years, Clay Modelling, Human Figure – Nude, Manga Art, and Wood Sculpture.

Applied Arts Courses: Cake Decorating 12 – 15 years, Cake Decorating 16 years and over, Cake Decorating Part ll, Cottage Crafts, Crochet, Dress Making, Embroidery, Embroidery in Gold, Ganutell, Cross Stich, Cut Work, Hansa, Hardanger, Patchwork, Glass Painting, Parchment, Plastic Canvas, Knitting, Lace Making, Monastery and Tailoring.

Performing Art Courses: Drama for Fun (10 – 15 years), Guitar (Electric/Acoustic/Classical), Pianoforte, Violin, Theory of Music and Voice Studies (Pop/Classic).

A first come-first served system is being adopted for bookings.

More information on these courses and how to apply may be obtained from theMalta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta, Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 3.00pm, tel. no: 21244339 / 21244400, or by email on info@artsmalta.org or visiting the MSA’s website at www.artsmalta.org

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‘In Transition’








Preparations are in full swing for ‘In Transition’, which will be held on the 8th April, at 19:00 at the MSA (Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta). Join us for an open discussion related to the theme of academic and practical experience beyond the Maltese shores. The aim of this event is to create a space for anyone to share their story of risk, experimentation, and growth when living , working ,or studying abroad. ‘In Transition’ is hosted by Joe Philippe Abela with the participation of Niki Young, Stephanie Abela Medici, Matthew Mallia, Maxine C Attard, Malcolm Bonello and Karl Kaiser.

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Carmine Lauri presented with the Gold Medal 2015

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Annual General Meeting of the MSA


The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce will be held at the Society’s premises, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta on Monday 21st March 2016 at 18:00 hours.

The Agenda includes the election of nine members on the Committee from the following candidates:

Azzopardi Marika
Bonello Antoine
Camilleri Roderick
Farrugia Margaret
Galea Francis
Mamo Adrian
Meli Dorothy
Montebello Emmanuel
Muscat Sergio
Sant’Angelo Stephen
Spiteri Staines Joseph
Tonna Elisa-Anne
Vella Anthony Patrick

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Carmine Lauri picCarmine Lauri has been awarded with the Malta Society of Arts’ 2015 Gold Medal in recognition for his outstanding internationl career. The presentation will be held at the premises of the MSA, Palazzo de La Salle, on the 23rd March 2016 under the patronage of H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.

A Biographical Outline
Carmine Lauri was born in 1971 and started playing the violin at the age of four.In 1988 he was awarded the Associated Board scholarship to further his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Maurice Hasson and other distinguished artists including Anne Sophie Mutter & Ida Haendel.

Lauri has performed extensively worldwide including performances in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and other Heads of State. Since the year 2000 he has beeen Co-Leader of the Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic and Guest Leader of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also been guest concertmaster of various orchestras including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the London Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, Manchester Camerata and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev and many others.

Carmine regularly leads the London Symphony Orchestra and has led the orchestra in numerous recordings including music scores of several movies, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Queen, The Danish Girl, Suffragetteand is often the featured violin soloist in many films such as ‘As you like it’ and ‘Joyeux Nöel’

Throughout his career Carmine has performed concertos with many international orchestras including the LSO, LPO, the Czech Philharmonic and Czech State Phil of Brno, the Oxford Philharmonic, the Orquesta Municipal de Caracas, and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also premiered two violin concertos with the LSO. Carmine is regularly invited to judge final rounds of music competitions held in London and to coach advanced students at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also regularly coaches students at the Royal Academy of Music as part of their orchestral training and conducts sectional string rehearsals to prepare the orchestra for their concerts.

In 2004 and 2006 respectively, Carmine was elected as Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and Fellow of the Royal Academy (FRAM) for his achievements in his career. Carmine currently plays a violin by Nicholas Lupot made in ca 1780. Carmine’s distinguished talents were acknowledged by his country which bestowed upon him the National Order of Merit – M.O.M. (F’Ġieħ ir-Repubblika).

Most recent performances have included performances of Wieniawski’s 1st Violin Concerto, the Bruch Violin Concerto, a number of solo performances accompanied the LSO including a joint duo performance of Monti’s Czardas with the world famous Roby Lakatos.

He recently directed and performed with the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra as part of their Great Concertmaster series in Poland. Last November Carmine was invited to give a recital at the Frankfurt Opera as part of the Malta Culture celebrations in Germany. Future performances include a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Malta and Bottesini’s Grand Duo with the Oxford Philharmonic.

Carmine Lauri has two solo compact disc recordings to his credit, Bravura (1994) and Violin Extravaganza (2004).


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