The Festival

Voices. Guitar. Strings. Brass. Storytellers. Children’s Concerts. These are the ingredients of a truly wonderful festival collection.

The Three Palaces Festival is authentic music and performance that has been curated specially for you, our audience. Whether you are from Malta or a music lover from around the globe, our festival stage offers a programme that has something for everyone.

Being my first festival as Artistic Director, I have experienced great joy through bringing the world’s greatest musicians to the magic and majesty of Malta. In assembling this year’s festival, we have consciously extended an offer to you to join in this presentation of great art set in truly magnificent spaces of great historic importance.

Our programme includes artists of exceptional talent from all over. Enjoy the emotional vocal range of sopranos Ailyn Perez and local singer Nicola Said. Cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Carmine Lauri will be respectively delivering outstanding virtuoso performances on their string instruments. The Wallace Collection will showcase the glory of brass, led by the esteemed John Wallace. Sean Shibe will display his youthful exuberance on the guitar. Violinist Ania Safonova will thrill with the musical story of Ferdinand the Bull. I hope you agree that this is a real celebration of the artistic imagination.

Festivals are about connecting all of us who love music and art. Live performances are exchanges between artists and audiences that help us share vital and essential emotional experiences. That is why I heartily invite you to the Three Palaces Festival to share in this communal cultural event and create your own special memories.

Peter Manning
Artistic Director
The Three Palaces Festival