This April, the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EFSC) in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and with the support of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, will be presenting another edition of the Malta International Music Festival, which has become one of Malta’s most notable classical music festivals.

The 2018 edition will take place between 15 April and 1 May, with a varied programme of near-daily concerts at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta and Robert Samut Hall in Floriana, ranging from piano recitals to symphonic orchestral concerts.

Once more, the festival will feature many internationally-acclaimed musicians, including legendary concert pianist Grigory Sokolov, Grammy-award winning violinist Maxim Vengerov, cellist and Tchaikovsky Competition gold medallist Narek Hakhnazaryan, violist David Carpenter, violinist Ray Chen, pianist Denis Kozhukhin and the Khachaturyan Trio.

The festival will also comprise the Malta International Piano Competition, which will be organised between 20-30 April under the age of 35 years. A total prize fund of €200,000 has been set aside for this competition, with €100,000 awaiting the first prize winner. 70 pianists from all over the world will be taking part, selected through 11 international competitions.

The MIMF 2018 will also receive significant international coverage, including broadcasts by classical music channel, Euronews and other broadcasting houses from Russia, Armenia, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit the festival’s official website,