“… for such was the pleasure they took in playing and projecting it to the audience …”
(Times of Malta)
Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea have been playing together since 2004. Their debut performance was at the Presidential Palace in Attard, Malta. Since then, they have appeared together in various concerts and in most prestigious venues around Malta. They have performed together both as a duo and as part of larger ensembles.
Since launching themselves as a duo, they have performed around Malta, the UK and recently in China. They tackle standard flute duo repertoire as well as contemporary and jazz influenced pieces. They have commissioned and premiered pieces by Maltese and Scottish composers including Rueben Pace and Stuart Murray Mitchell and they have collaborated with other local musicians.
Together they have taken part in youth orchestral projects like BISYOC, where they were involved not only as performers but also in the administrative side. They were both principals flautists with the Malta Youth Orchestra and are currently part-timers with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Clara is currently in her final year at Edinburgh Napier University where she is reading for a BMus with Andrea Kuypers. Laura studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Anna Noakes. Their studies and projects have been generously supported by the Ian Tomlin Malta Music Trust, the Malta Arts Scholarships Trust, Janatha Stubbs Foundation, the Malta Arts Fund and the Edinburgh Napier Student Initiative Grant.