Date(s) - 28 Sep 2022
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022
Venue: Concert Hall of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta
Tickets: €10 + booking fee
Rachel Gauci presents a solo piano recital featuring major works by Brahms, Liszt and Janáček. This will be her debut recital in Malta since graduating with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Variations on an Original Theme Op.21 No.1
LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
Sonata 1. X. 1905
I. Předtucha (Presentiment)
II. Smrt (Death)
FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
Années de pèlerinage Première Année – Suisse, S.160
I. Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
VI. Vallée d’Obermann
Pianist Rachel Gauci recently graduated with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Prof Fali Pavri, Sinae Lee and Sasa Donaldson. Praised for her ‘richness and warmth’ and ‘generous emotional expression’, Rachel has been described as a ‘dedicated and gifted pianist’ by pianist Paul Roberts.
Rachel has performed in various concerts and festivals across Malta, France and the UK. She also had the unique opportunity to perform in a masterclass with composer Thierry Escaich, where she performed one of his works. In 2019, Rachel also premiered an ensemble work by Olivier Calmel for a silent film in Avignon, France. Recently she performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16 and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op. 22 accompanied by her teacher Prof Fali Pavri in Glasgow. As a collaborative pianist, Rachel has enjoyed working with vocal coaches Malcolm Martineau, Pascal le Corre and Julia Brown.
Throughout her artistic journey she has been invited to perform in several masterclasses with acclaimed musicians such as Yuri Didenko, Petras Geniušas, Kenneth Hamilton, Aaron Shorr and Mikhail Petukhov. Rachel has also been awarded several scholarships by Arts Council Malta to attend a series of international masterclasses in South-West France namely ‘Music at Albignac’ (2018) and ‘Music at Château d’Aix’ (2019, 2022) with Paul Roberts and Charles Owen. This Summer she was awarded a place to attend two weeks of masterclasses with Prof. Leonel Morales at the coveted Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
A native of Malta, Rachel forged an unconventional career path where she simultaneously studied piano under the tutorship of Gisèle Grima and eventually graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Malta. Her sincere passion for the arts led her to furthering her studies at the Conservatoire in Avignon (France) with Véronique Muzy and Andrea Corazziari.
Rachel is the recipient of competitive scholarships that have supported her studies abroad namely from Malta Arts Scholarships and Janatha Stubbs Foundation. She is also a BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar.