A Tale of Two Cities is a series of events brought to you by the Ian Tomlin Malta/Napier Music Scholarships Trust. These events, whose aim is to promote the Trust’s work in furthering education in Classic Music Studies, will take place on Saturday 30th May at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta.

A Tale of Two Cities offers both young musicians and the general public the opportunity to get better acquainted with the Trust and its work. Three events will take place on the day at different times: a public forum, a public lecture and a recital. During the first session, starting at 4.30pm, Dr Veronique Vella, Ms Gisele Grima and Mr Alex Vella Gregory, all of whom are established local musicians and Tomlin scholars, will be discussing their experiences of studying abroad. Musicians who are interested in studying abroad should definitely attend this session.

The second session at 6pm includes presentations by Dr Vella, Ms Grima and Mr Vella Gregory who will be presenting their research and work in their areas of speciality. Dr Vella will focus on dance background, while Ms Grima will discuss creativity and music in a Primary school setting. Mr Vella Gregory will focus on KantaKantun, an education project with Valletta 2018 that revolves around music and architecture.

The last event is a recital at 7.30pm featuring performances by two current Ian Tomlin Scholars: flautist Clara Galea and violinist Pierre Louis Attard. The recital includes a collection of chamber works by Martinu, Bloch and others. Pianists Gisele Grime and Alex Vella Gregory also feature in the recital

Entry to the Public Forum and the Public Lecture are at 5 each, while tickets for the recital are at 10. A block ticket is available at 15 for all three events. Tickets will also be available at the door, but for reservations kindly call on 99840055 or 99891770.