Concert Recital: Christine Zerafa and Philip Attard
Last week’s recital in the Chapel was the second in our Concert Series and what a concert it was! Christine Zerafa and Philip Attard gave an appreciative audience a truly memorable evening with a fantastic programme of pieces showcasing the saxophone and piano at their best; there were pieces ranging from the sublimely lyrical to the exhaustingly virtuositic.
It was such a coup for the school to get two of London’s most promising young performers down to play in such intimate surroundings, and all were touched by their musicianship, showmanship and charm at the end of a wonderful evening of music-making.
About our musicians:
Saxophonist and clarinetist Philip Attard has appeared as a soloist in several concert series and venues around Europe and the USA, including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John Smith Square, St James Piccadilly and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.
He has also appeared in important festivals and series including the Malta Arts Festival, Victoria Arts Festival, the Embassy Series in Washington DC and the Park Lane Group Series.
Most recently he became the overall winner of the Wind and Percussion category of the prestigious 2016 Royal Overseas League Competition. Philip has also been successful on many professional platforms including the Tillett Trust, Park Lane Group, and the Tunnell Trust, all of which led to performances on important platforms around the UK.
Londonbased Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert series and festivals around the UK and overseas. Performances have taken her to venues in Italy, Malta, England, France, Poland, and the United States, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, the Malta Arts Festival and Victoria Arts Festival, amongst others. She has been described as “a natural musician” and “a musician with a warm and very communicative personality” (The Times of Malta, 2012), and has been recipient of various awards including first prize in the Malta National Bice Mizzi Competition, the RNCM Clifton Helliwell Memorial Prize, the RAM Scott Huxley prize and Eric Brough Memorial Prize. She has also been selected as a Park Lane Group Artist and a Tunnell Trust Artist for the 2016/17 season.