Vienna Austria
11-14 April · 2023

Alan Chircop (Malta)

Alan Chircop — Classic on Danube • International Piano Competition 2023

Over the past twenty five years, Alan Chircop directed over thirty five international orchestras in various theatres, concert halls and festivals in twenty different countries.

Among others, he conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Central Hall in London; and the London Concert Orchestra at the London Coliseum – English National Opera; the National Orchestras of Malta, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Uzbekistan; the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; several State Orchestras in various regions of Russia; and several different orchestras in Italy, France, Germany, Oman, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and United Arab Emirates. 

Alan Chircop’s repertoire is very wide ranging and apart from an extensive symphonic and concerto repertoire, he has directed several opera productions, contemporary music premieres and other different genres including symphonic rock concerts. 

In 1993 he obtained the Diplome de Fin d’Etudes in pianoforte with distinction at the Conservatoire Regional de Musique in Lyon (France). He pursued his studies at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Music Academy in Leipzig (Germany) obtaining two Masters Degrees: in Pianoforte under the tutorship of Prof. Christoph Taubert (1994-2001) and Orchestral Direction with Prof. Gert Bahner (1997-2003). He also followed a one-year specialization course in Orchestral Direction with Prof. Uros Lajovic at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna (Austria).

Alan Chircop was also the Founder and Principal of the Euro Academy of Music and Arts in Malta (1997-2007); Artistic Director of the Virtuoso Classics Concert Series (2003-2005) and the Renaissance Cultural Foundation (2006-2008). He was the Principal of the Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Malta, before becoming the Artistic Director of the European Foundation for Support of Culture in 2014, organizing many festivals, music competitions and events around the world. He often serves as jury member of international music competitions.

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