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Claire Edwardes and Gabi Sultana Concert

21 May | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Edwardes and Gabi Sultana Concert

Pianist Gabi Sultana and percussionist Claire Edwardes are joining forces for this concert taking place at our Concert Hall on Tuesday 21 May.

More details coming soon!

Claire Edwardes Biography

From the set of Play School to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Claire Edwardes OAM is Australia’s ‘sorceress of percussion’ (City News, Canberra). The only Australian to win the ‘APRA Art Music Luminary Award’ four times, Claire leaps between her role as Ensemble Offspring Artistic Director (2019 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award winners) and concerto performances with all the Australian and New Zealand orchestras plus several European orchestras.

Add her genre-spanning solo concerts, a broad spectrum of cross art form collaborations, commissioning and premiering hundreds of new works by Australian and international composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Louis Andriessen, Elena Kats-Chernin and Holly Harrison, teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to passionately advocating for gender equity and diversity in classical music.

As a true trailblazer, perhaps her most significant contribution, beyond her endless quest for excellence in performance, is in breaking down the barriers between art music and audiences. With an on stage and behind the scenes infectious enthusiasm for bringing new music to unexpected places, she wows audiences with her unique performances on marimba, vibraphone, drums, percussion and more unusual instruments such as the waterphone and cajon. As recently described by The Age, Claire is a ‘prodigiously talented Australian…an invigorating musical life force.’

Gabi Sultana Biography

Described as “a demon of energy; yet one of impeccable articulation” and “synonymous with the avant-garde … a truly formidable exponent of the genre”, pianist Gabi Sultana is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, especially within the contemporary music scene. Her commitment to pushing musical boundaries and exploring new sonic realms has led her to specialise in works composed circa 1950 to the present day.

Her passion and ability to bring contemporary compositions to the public have earned her rave reviews from around the globe. Her performances have brought her to many prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York [USA]; Canberra International Music Festival [AUS]; Hamamatsu World Music Festival [JP], to name but a few.


Tuesday 21 May 2024



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


21 May
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
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