Karl Fiorini (b1979) made his first contact with music in his native country, Malta, before going to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music.

KFbyKarolKomorowski-11 PageFiorini's compositions have been performed in major European cities, in the US, Japan and Latin America. Some of his works were featured in festivals such as the Europamusicale Festival (2004), The Compositors a Barcelona; Spain (2005), The XII Edition of the Biennial Youth Festival, Naples; Italy (2005), The Tres Cantos Festival, Spain (2006) and the Time of Music Festival, Finland (2007).

Performances in important classical music venues include the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Cadogan Hall, London, the Auditorium Gulbenkian, Lisbon, the Manoel Theatre, Malta, Les Invalides, Paris and the Kyoto City Concert Hall, Japan. Among the ensembles and orchestras who have performed his compositions include the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien, the Rotterdam Ensemble, the Luxembourg Sinfonietta, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Opole Philharmonic, The Thailand Philharmonic, the Lublin Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

KFbyKarolKomorowski-10 pageIn September 2004 Fiorini co-won the 22nd edition of the ALEAIII International Composition Competition in Boston University and won 3rd Prize during the 9th edition of the Luxembourg Sinfonietta Composition Competition 2010. In June 2005 Fiorini won the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize for voice composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. In March 2005 he was laureate with honorable mention at the Franz Schubert and the Music and Modern Times composition competition, Graz, Austria. Karl Fiorini has also been awarded bursaries by the Janatha Stubbs Trust Fund (2004, and 2008), the Garfield Weston Foundation (2005) and the Peter Moores Foundation (2006). Important commissions include a violin concerto (2007) for the leader of the Orquestra do Norte; Portugal, Harmonies Étendues (2008) for the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Kennst du das Land (2010), Violin concerto no.2 (2012) and Cadavre Exquis (2012) for the Ensemble Télémaque.

Fiorini is artistic director of the International Spring Orchestra Festival, an annual event taking place at the National Theatre of Malta, Teatru Manoel. Future engagements for the next season include the world premiere of his piano quartet, a viola concerto, a suite for violin and string orchestra, a work for the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique as well as a commission for Marseille capital of culture 2013. His recording of violin concertos has been released by Divine Arts CD label and is currently composer in residence of the conservatoire of music and dance of Avignon. Fiorini lives and works in Paris.

Mdina Biennale Venues