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MSA’s 100 years at Palazzo de La Salle celebrations – Concert 6

27 July, 2023 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Carlo Muscat Trio (featuring Oliver Degabriele & Joseph Camilleri)

Artistic Director and Project Designer Karl Fiorini

Malta’s finest musicians will be joining forces to celebrate the Malta Society of Arts’ 100 years at Palazzo de La Salle with a series of monthly concerts and masterclasses, curated by Karl Fiorini.
Compositions from the MSA’s music archive and music by past composers affiliated with the MSA will be brought to life by Christine Zerafa, Dominic Galea, Charlene Farrugia, Carlo Muscat, Philip Attard, Gabi Sultana, Joseph Camilleri (il-Bibi) and many more. In addition, this Maltese musical cultural heritage will be flanked by commissioned compositions by contemporary composers.
This sixth concert in the series will feature a group formed by some of the most active musicians on the local scene who have worked together in various situations over many years, this concert will showcase original music by the local saxophonist and composer Carlo Muscat, with a repertoire of new pieces written specifically for this line-up, as well as some older tunes that have been re-arranged to create a coherent style and mood throughout the entire set.
The compositions derive inspiration from various styles of jazz, from swing to Latin and contemporary, defining the composer’s search for a personal sound that can only be achieved through the kind of musical exploration. Each and every piece is a snapshot of this eternal journey.
The Green Expanse
Blueberry Ice Cream (written by Ethan Iverson)
The concert series is supported by Arts Council Malta under the Programme Support Scheme.

Artist Biography

Saxophonist and composer Carlo Muscat began his musical education at the age of eight. A few years later, he picked up the saxophone and started to discover a love for jazz music. During the early years of his career, he made a name for himself through local performances in Malta before beginning to collaborate with renowned local and international musicians. In 2013, he moved to Paris, France, where he had the opportunity to explore the scene and learn from other musicians, both by listening to and collaborating with them. The Parisian scene led to the recording of his first album, ‘The Sound Catalogues’, which stemmed from an earlier project at the 2012 Malta Jazz Festival. During this period, he continued working on new compositions for recordings and furthering his collaborations.

Carlo has performed a number of concerts around Europe, including in Paris, London, Istanbul, Milan, Berlin, Kyiv, and Rotterdam. He now has five albums under his name as a leader and will be releasing his sixth album in 2023; he also appears on another five albums as a sideman.

He describes his musical journey as a process that is ceaseless and expressive, allowing for freedom of interpretation. He is known for his fresh take on the genre and his unabashed use of improvisation, making the tunes of his compositions markedly his own.

Currently, he is most active between Kyiv, Paris, and Malta as a performer, composer, and private tutor. He is also the co-owner and director of the live music venue Storeroom.


Thursday 27 July at 8pm


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


27 July, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
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