For the third consecutive year, the Malta International Double Bass Days is opening its doors to welcome participants of all ages who share one common interest… their love for one of the most fascinating instruments, the Double Bass.
Gjorgji Cincievski and Michelle Scicluna, principal and sub-principal in the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra respectively, have once again orchestrated the event that is now becoming a regular occurrence in the yearly calendar of events.
The event is becoming increasingly popular, attracting more and more participants each year.
This year, the event will be held between the 21st and 23rd of September at Ghaqda Maria Bambina, Banda Vittorja in Naxxar and will culminate in a concert on Sunday 23rd of September at 6.30pm on the premises.
Participation in the event is free. The concert is open to the public against the payment of a minimum entrance fee of €5. Witnessing a fleet of majestic double basses playing together is not something that you come across every day!
The idea of Malta International Double Bass Days was introduced by Cincievski and Scicluna in order to raise awareness about the Double Bass, both as a solo instrument and as part of an ensemble.
The versatility of this instrument makes it ideal to be played in a wide variety of musical genres, ranging from classical orchestra to jazz music. In fact, a number of students who attended past editions of the Malta International Double Bass Days have decided to pursue their studies in the instrument and are achieving very good results.
Special guest tutors this year are Francesco Fraioli (Italy), Johannes Stokler (Austria) and Marco Agnetti (Italy / Malta). Together with Cincievski and Scicluna, they will be sharing their expertise by giving lessons to students during this eventful weekend.
Although some experienced musicians will be present, participants do not need to have any prior musical knowledge, nor do they need to have an instrument. All participants, regardless of their level, will be playing together in the concert together with their teachers on Sunday evening.