Maltese - Canadian flutist Rebecca Hall has been at the forefront of music in Malta since moving to the island in 1996, She completed her Bachelor of Music (flute performance) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Joanne Lowe) and a Masters Degree in Flute performance at the University of Western Ontario, where she was the first flutist to be twice awarded distinctions for performance. Supplementing this were two summers at the Domaine Forget Academy, where she worked with Alain Marion, Raymond Guiot and Trevor Wye. Ms. Hall was the five time winner of the CIBC National Music Festival (Woodwind) and a finalist of the Laurence Beauregard International Flute Competition. She recorded frequently for CBC Radio and Television. Ms. Hall’s performances in Malta have been dramatic and varied, from her more than thirteen years as Principal Flute of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra to her chamber music recitals with the Issa Ensemble and the Cosmos Wind Quintet. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the Malta Philharmonic in 1999 (John Galea “Variations”), 2009 (J. S Bach Brandenburg Concerto 5), 2010 (Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto) and 2011 ( Rodrigo Fantasia para un gentilhombre and Bach Suite in B minor). She has also made the world premiere recording of lost serenades for flute and string orchestra by Jadassohn and Kelly (MPO / Michael Laus) for the label "Cameo Classics". Chamber music is an integral part of Ms. Hall's busy schedule and she presents concerts as flutist of the Cosmos wind ensemble, with whom she returned to the prestigious Bir Miftuh festival in both 2010 and 2011. The 2011 / 2012 season will see Ms. Hall in chamber music collaborations with Harpist Britt Arend, colleagues from the MPO and pianist Sophia Rahman. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Music with the internationally acclaimed flutist Marina Piccinini – professor of flute at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory. (Johns Hopkins University USA).
Born in 1983, Etienne Cutajar is a native of Malta and started playing the horn at the age of ten under the tuition of Emanuel Spagnol and Paul Borġ. Etienne was appointed 3rd Horn of then the National Orchestra of Malta at the age of 18; he resigned the post after two years and went on to pursue a two-year postgraduate course on a full scholarship from the ABRSM at the Royal Academy of Music of which he is now associated with. Etienne is also a pupil of Fergus McWilliam - hornist of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
For two consecutive years Etienne was first horn of the European Union Youth Orchestra with Bernard Haitink conducting. He has appeared as guest principal horn with some of the finest British Orchestras, London Sinfonietta and London Brass. Since 2006, Etienne has been 3rd horn of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, Etienne has appeared at major venues in the UK including the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, on Malta, and at many other venues in Europe and America. During the Edinburgh International Festival of 2006 Etienne took a solo part in Schumann's Concert piece for 4 horns - accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, later that year recorded Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 with Trevor Pinnock and his European Brandenburg Ensemble and has recently played Richard Strauss's second horn concerto accompanied by 'Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato'. In 2007, Etienne released the Solo Album 'Fantasie' on the UK label 'Divine art' featuring the 'Fantasie Sonata for Horn and Piano' dedicated to him by his compatriot Charles Camilleri. Etienne is also a founder member of 'Carnyx Brass'.
graduated from The Juilliard School of Music in New York where she was a student of Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang. She is one of South Africa’s most renowned violinists. After graduating from the Juilliard School, she gave her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition.
Since her return from the United States in 1985, she has been a prolific performer and teacher in South Africa and abroad. She has regular appearances as soloist with the Artscape Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras as well as other symphony orchestras in South Africa.
is considered one of Malta’s most refined solo and chamber musicians. He started his musical studies in Malta at an early age and furthered his clarinet studies in UK. Godfrey Mifsud graduated in Music Education from the University of Malta and Master of Music from Christchurch University in Canterbury, UK, majoring in clarinet performance. Godfrey has performed as soloist locally and internationally with various orchestras including the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Camerata Con Cor(d)e, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Berne Youth Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Wind Orchestra.