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Bice Mizzi Vassallo Competition Finalists Concert

16 September, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

14th Edition of the Bice Mizzi Vassallo Music Competition

2023 will mark the 14th edition of the Bice Mizzi Vassallo (BMV) Music Competition, after a break of a few years due to lack of resources. The competition consists of 2 sections: a section for pianists and another for string players not older than 25 years of age. Eligible string players include violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Candidates are expected to present a ten-minute repertoire consisting of a set piece and works of their own choice amongst the pieces laid down in the regulations.

Following its launch on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at our Concert Hall, the Bice Mizzi Vassallo (BMV) Music Competition will now be held in September 2023 at Palazzo de La Salle.

Chair of the Organising Committee Ms Corinne Briffa Bowman is proud that the BMV Competition will be once again be offering new opportunities to young musicians.

For more information email or call on 2148881 or 21246982, or SMS on 79054233.

Bice Mizzi Vassallo Biography

Bice Mizzi Vassallo (born Beatrix Vassallo; 11 November 1899 – 22 February 1985) was a Maltese pianist, considered among the foremost pianists of her generation. She is also known as the daughter of composer Paolino Vassallo and the wife of former Maltese Prime Minister Enrico Mizzi.

Bice Mizzi Vassallo devoted herself to teaching especially after the death of her husband in 1950 and tutored some of the country’s best pianists. She was described as “a woman of steel with a heart of gold, who dedicated her life entirely to her family, dedicating herself completely to their endeavours.”

Bice Mizzi Vassallo died on the 22 February 1985 at the age of 85. In 1987, the National Council of Women of Malta instituted the Bice Mizzi Vassallo Music Competition in her honour.

The competition takes place every 2 years and has now reached the 14th edition.

An organising committee was set up and has been working thoroughly through the participation of various committee members who have a musical background, many of whom are also leading music teachers in Malta. This committee thrives on such volunteers who reward themselves in seeing young talent progress and flourish.


Saturday 16 September 2023



Concert Hall of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta


16 September, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
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