Malta International Double Bass Festival 2021

Date(s) - 11 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021

Malta International Double Bass Festival, Valletta 2021

Dates: 11 to 14 November 2021

Venue: Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

The Malta International Double Bass Festival’s main aim is to promote the double bass as the true versatile instrument that it is and bring it closer to the wider public, making it more approachable and encouraging young musician to pick up this wonderful instrument, as well as motivate advanced students to further their studies and careers on this instrument.

It is a double bass festival that consists of intense lectures and master classes both by local and internationally acclaimed guest professors as well as evening concerts.
Organised by Malta Philharmonic principal double bass players Gjorgji Cincievski and Michelle Agius and supported by the Valletta Cultural Agency, this years 6th edition of the festival will welcome LIVE some of the worlds leading International tutors and soloists, such as Jiri Hudec, Diego Zecharies, Simon Garcia and Uli Schneider.
To help with the further encouragement of young and professional musicians to perform, whilst creating a platform where they can build their confidence and experience through their musical and artistic expression, we also organize the prestigious Joseph Sammut Malta International Double bass Competition.


Detailed Schedule of Events

Thursday 11th November

10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 19:00 – Individual live & Online lessons
(links to all online lessons will be sent to applicants that applied for online lessons on, closer to the start of the festival)

14:30 – Simon Garcia & Gjorgji Cincievski – double bass composition techniques talk

16:00 – 17:00 – Uli Scheider & Gjorgji Cincievski – Beginners ensemble workshop

16:30 – 18:30 – Jiri Hudec – Double bass Ensemble lesson advanced

19:30 – “ THE DOUBLE BASS” – by Patrick Suskind
Theatre play – Monodrama performed by Christopher Spiteri

Friday 12th November

10:00 – 14:00 – lessons live and online

14:30 – Diego Zecharies – Talk on Orchestra techniques and Excerpts examples

15:00 – 17:00 – Tutor’s ensemble open rehearsal

17: 30 – 18:30 – Uli Scheider & Gjorgji Cincievski Beginners ensemble workshop

17:30 – 18:30 – Diego Zecharies – Double bass Ensemble lesson advanced

Tutors Ensemble concert
( National Library Entrance)
Program: Popular classical and Pop music
Jiri Hudec (Czech Republic)
Diego Zecharies ( Uruguay / Spain)
Gjorgji Cincievski (Malta / Macedonia)
Uli Schneider (Germany)
Simon Garcia (Spain)
Michelle Scicluna (Malta)

Saturday 13th November

10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 19:00 – lessons live and online

13:00 – 13:30 – Diego Zacharies and Gjorgji Cincievski – California Duets
streets of Valletta performances

14:30 – 15:30 – Gjorgji Cincievski – G. Bottesini – His life, travels, and legacy – lecture talk

16:00 – 17:00 – Uli Scheider & Michelle Agius complete beginners ensemble workshop

17:00 – 18:30 – Gjorgji Cincievski – Double bass Ensemble advanced

19 : 30 – JAZZ EVE – Simon Garcia and Maltese Friends
Simon Garcia (Spain) – Double bass
Joe Debono (Malta)– Piano
Joseph Camilleri – Bibi Jr (Malta) – Drums
(venue Palazzo de la Salle )

Sunday 14th November

10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 – live and online lessons and rehearsals for closing concert

17:00 – Closing Participants Concert Ceremony and Announcement of the Joseph Sammut Malta International Competition Winners (venue – Palazzo de la Salle)

Your Health and Safety are our Priority!!!
Please note that All the events are in compliance with the Malta Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and MTA, and there are limited number of seats available for each event.
Upon entry at Palazzo De la Salle, your temperature would be checked and you would need to present your either Digital or Printed Vaccination Certificate.