Teenage musician Alessia Bonnici has been exploring her love for music since 2012. She is a student at the Malta School of Music, currently reading for her Diploma in Piano and she’s also following a distance learning A Level course with Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Furthermore, Alessia is provided with additional theoretical support from Villabianca – Centre for Music & the Arts.
During her first 8 years at Malta School of Music, Alessia studied with Rosetta Debattista, an acclaimed pianist and Music Therapist. In 2021, she started being mentored by yet another internationally celebrated pianist, Gabi Sultana, who is exposing Alessia to an array of new exciting genres. Alessia has also studied intermittently with other professional pianists who have posed a significant influence in the shaping of her musical journey. These include Marcelle Zahra, Veronique Vella, Tom Armitage and Tricia Dawn Williams. Alessia’s passion for music compelled her to explore other instruments. Today she plays the violin at a grade 6 level, and she also plays the viola at grade 4 level.
This year Alessia was chosen as one of the Rising Stars, where she was given the honour to debut at the Manoel Theatre during the Malta Spring Festival. In 2021 supported by the Arts Council of Malta and AX Foundation amongst others, Alessia and her collaborators created Ale’s Project, where she performed Ilia Chkolnik's Piano Concerto No. 1. Aiming at increasing awareness around the intersection of music and disability. In 2019, Alessia was also invited to perform in Teatru Ebe Stignani in Imola, Italy where she participated in a concert ‘I Bemolli Sono Blu’.
‘Music Speaks’ is part of a series of concerts, with the first production taking place in 2018 at Palazzo De La Salle in Valletta.