Karl Fiorini, classical music composer
Karl Fiorini, composer. Maltese by origin, French by adoption 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.
Karl Fiorini'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 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 European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra do Norte of Portugal and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, England.
In September 2004 Karl 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 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, and Kennst du das Land (2010) for voice and orchestra.
Karl Fiorini is artistic director of the International Spring Orchestra Festival, an annual event taking place in Malta and holds the tenure of composer in residence of the Orquestra do Norte, Portugal.
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