Victoria International Arts Festival (VIAF) is Malta’s longest-running Festival of its kind. Taking place over an uninterrupted period of five weeks, all concerts and cultural events are free of charge. It’s been dubbed ‘Gozo’s miracle’ and ‘a quiet revolution’. Be part of it!

Friday, 10 June 2022
Finally, the very sorely missed VIAF is back. With what a bang too! The last, full, pre-Covid edition was that of the 22nd edition in 2019. That of 2020s was a reduced series of streamed performances, last year’s was a series of limited performances amid health and safety precautions. VIAF lived on…
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Saturday, 26 March 2022
Friday 10 June - Monday 11 July 2022 It's been a long road, the paths not always smooth but the …
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Monday, 12 July 2021
As all good things must come to an end, so did this year's edition of a very prestigious festival. …
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Friday, 9 July 2021
This was the festival's fifth consecutive live performance I followed last week and third at the Au…
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Thursday, 8 July 2021
An incredible momentum is driving highly accomplished performers in a crescendo of superb achieveme…
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Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Quoting from my diary, written late last night while still dazed and spellbound by the performance:…
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Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Just a reminder: the two protagonists above may share the same surname, but are not even remotely r…
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Monday, 5 July 2021
If used well all instruments, the human voice included are indeed beautiful. They come in various s…
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Saturday, 3 July 2021
Natascha Chircop and Marco Rivoltini are a highly accomplished and widely respected husband-and-wif…
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Saturday, 26 June 2021
Joanne Camilleri is to my mind one of our most diligent and extremely well-prepared performers. While pretty comfortable and assertive in various idioms and styles, her virtually consuming interest is Johann Sebastian Bach and is undoubtedly a highly rated interpreter of his music. This she proved …
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