National Pride (The Sunday Times)

“Charlene Farrugia, the 13-year old Maltese prodigy, who sat the audience on the edge of their collective seats on May 23 at the Manoel Theatre, is certainly a rare breed. her masterful performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor with the National Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Butcher, filled us with downright admiration. This lovely Maltese child is the possessor of an awesome and delicate technique. Her startling octaves, majestic chords, estraordinary double-thirds and delightful staccato, already have velocity, precision and gloss which could be compared with those of the greatest pianists of our time. She is your national pride and certainly the potential glory of your country.”