Pianists Gisèle Grima and Erika Gialanze` present a piano recital of solo and duet works. Both musicians have been collaborating since 2013 when a realization of sharing music became an enthusiastic and bold commitment. As one of Malta’s sole existing piano collaborations of their generation, the duo has been active and in demand to perform in various venues around the island. In 2014, the Grima-Gialanze` Duo performed at St. James Cavalier, Valletta and their immediate musical chemistry led to an invitation to appear as guest artists at the Three Palaces Festival later that year. In 2015, they made an appearance in a four-hand recital at the International Spring Orchestra Festival and later that year at the Victoria International Arts Festival, Gozo. The duo has also premiered and commissioned local works including those by Albert Pace, Alexander Vella Gregory and Véronique Vella. Most recently they appeared in a recital at Teatru Manoel which was received with much enthusiasm and critical acclaim from audiences present.

As solo pianists, both have had an extensive amount of experience locally and abroad. Erika Gialanze` holds an LRSM and majored in performance at the University of Malta studying with Mro. Michael Laus. In 2007 she graduated with a Master of Music in Piano Performance and was furthermore invited to perform in Berlin. Erika has collaborated and performed chamber music with members of the MPO. Gisèle Grima pursued her studies in the UK and Finland with Nicholas Ashton, Paul Roberts and Lauri Väinmaa. She is a graduate from the Ian Tomlin Academy of Music, Napier University, Edinburgh and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. She holds a MMus (perf.) and PG (Dip.) from the RNCM and is one of few Maltese musicians to have obtained the FRSM.  Both Grima and Gialanze` currently work as pianists, accompanists and music educators. www.giselegrima.com

On Saturday 28th January at 7:30pm, Gisèle and Erika will be joining forces once again in performance at Teatru Salesjan. The evening will see Gisèle as soloist presenting and performing works by Liszt and Debussy. Both pianists will then take the spotlight to perform some exciting works for four-hands by Barber and de Falla.  

This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties.

Entrance to this event is free of charge

Saturday 28th January at 19:30hrs

Doors open at 19:15hrs