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On an evening when not only the trumpet was blowing but even the very strong wind, the Torelli Trumpet Trio made its debut in Gaulitana: A Festival of Music on Wednesday 24th April with a recital at the Gozo Ministry’s Hall. Trumpeters Gozitan Jason Camilleri and British Andre Helleur together with pianist Shirley Helleur – all of whom have appeared in previous editions of the festival with different brass formations – teamed up to give a recital full of brilliant trumpet sounds which enthralled the big audience which yet again turned up for another recital in the festival. While Shirley provided pertinent information about the different pieces, Jason stood out with his two taxing solo pieces, apart from joining Andre in various duets.

The festival now continues with a double-bill featuring Italian soprano Patrizia Morandini accompanied by Gozitan pianist Stephen Attard, first with a sacred recital at St. Anthony the Abbot Church, Xaghra on Friday and then with a secular recital at the Gozo Ministry’s Hall on Sunday.