The Maltese pianist Charlene Farrugia studied with Dolores Amodio and then Diana Ketler at the Royal Academy of Music in London. For several years subsequently she was mentored by Boris Petrushansky. She gained her doctorate in performance under Kenneth Hamilton with a thesis on piano repertory for the left hand.
In 2018 she received Malta’s International Achievement Award. For her contribution to the music profession she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2020. An ambassador of EMMA for Peace, the Euro Mediterranean Music Academy, under the auspices of UNESCO, she is now professor of piano at the Music Academy, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia.
For Naxos she has recorded Charles Camilleri’s First Piano Concerto with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (8.573373). A solo album, Khachaturian: Recitatives and Fugues; Children’s Albums I and IIwas released to critical acclaim on Grand Piano Records in March 2021 (GP 834).
For more information, visit www.charlenefarrugia.com.