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The Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continued earlier this week with the presentation of the trio: Thrings String Trio who performed in the Museum of Sculpture in the Rotunda Church Xerkija.
This was an evening of firsts; This was the first time that a concert had been held in such a place according to Mons. Carmelo Mercieca, Xewkija’s Archpriest. And although this was also the first time that the trio performed together, it was a first rate performance.
This international trio is made up of a Ukrainian, violinist Volodymyr Baran, an Austrian, violinist Svetlana Barer and a Swede, cellist Anja Inge. All have got international experience and performances under their belt – and this was evident in the way that they played.
The program presented consisted of classical music by Johann S. Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge (three movements), Ludwig van Beethoven’s Serenade in D major, Op. 8, (seven movements), Franz Schubert’s allegro from the String Trio in B flat major and four movements from Max Reger’s String Trio in A minor Op. 77b.