Classical Music Concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malta and Russia was hold on November 7. For this occasion, musicians from the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra joint forces with musicians from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Orchestra and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre.

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is recognized as the foremost professional musical institution on the Maltese islands, bringing together the best of Maltese talent and musicians hailing from various countries. Over the years the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra performed with a number of distinguished artists and world famous conductors and is considered to be Malta’s leading cultural ambassador.

The concert featured Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri who was accompanied by a chamber orchestra composed of Maltese and Russian musicians led by Russian conductor Felix Korobov. The concert took place in the White Hall of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum in Moscow.

Felix Korobov, is an established Russian conductor and cellist, Chief Conductor of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre of Moscow, chief guest conductor of the State Hermitage Orchestra, and artistic director and chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

Carmine Lauri is an internationally acclaimed Maltese violinist who has been awarded with the Malta Society of Arts’ 2015 Gold Medal in recognition for his outstanding international career. In 2004 and 2006, Carmine was elected as Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and Fellow of the Royal Academy for his achievements in his career.