EMBASSY OF LUXEMBOURG
IN COOPERATION WITH THE EMBASSY OF MALTA
2200 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NW
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 AT 7:30 PM
THE BATERA DUO (final concert of the season)
Batera Duo hails from two sister islands in the Maltese archipelago, being formed by Gozitan saxophonist Philip Attard and Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa. The name ‘Batera’ (meaning ‘conjunction’ in the Basque language) clearly describes the duo as the product of two young musicians with relatively different musical backgrounds which are combined into a unique sense of performing style. Philip and Christine gave their debut as a duo in April 2012, and since then they have been invited to perform in major festivals and concert series, including the Emerging Artists Series of the Malta Arts Festival and the Young Artists Series at the Salesian Theatre in Malta. Individually, Philip and Christine have been regular performers in Malta and overseas and have appeared as soloists and chamber musicians in Spain, France, Austria, Italy, England and Poland. Both Philip and Christine have been recipients of various awards, including the national Young Musician’s Contest (Malta) the 11th Bice Mizzi Competition (Malta) and the RNCM Clifton Helliwel Memorial Award (U.K). Works by Milhaud, Debussy, Iturralde, Maurice and Zahra. $110/buffet/wine/free valet parking.