brian schembri pageOne of the most brilliant musicians to emerge from Malta, Brian SCHEMBRI started his music studies with his father Carmelo SCHEMBRI, becoming the youngest ever to obtain the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London). He later graduated in piano and conducting at the Kiev and Moscow "Tchaikowsky" Conservatories studying with A. SNEGIRIOV, S. DORENSKY, R. OFMAN and G. ROZHDESTVENSKY.

After working as assistant conductor with Michel PLASSON and Emmanuel KRIVINE he was Chief Conductor of the OPF (Orchestre Philharmonique de France) and more recently with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. He is currently Music Director and Consultant of Malta National Theatre "Manoel" and Artistic Director of FILARMONIKA.

He has conducted the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, l'Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, the London Mozart Players, l'Orchestra Ciutat de Barcelona, l'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic, l'Orchestre National de Lyon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the "Festival Massenet", "Fêtes de Genève", "Octobre en Normandie", "Les Rencontres Musicales d'Evian", "Lisboa em Festa", "Festival MusicAtlantico", "Henley Festival", "G7 Summit Concert" in Lyon, televised internationally. He has also conducted opera productions with ARCAL, Ensemble Justiniana, the Atelier Lyrique du Centre, Opera Nomade (Paris), the Rennes and Nancy Opera Theatres and the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Lvov, Opera Hong Kong and the Lübeck Opera Theatre.

His CD recordings include 'Piano Recital Brian Schembri' (sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Rachmaninov) as well as works by Charles Camilleri with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Brian SCHEMBRI has been awarded the Malta Cultural Award and the Medal for Service to the Republic.


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