The Duke of Cambridge visiting Malta on behalf of his grand mother, Queen Elizabeth II. This visit is on the occasion of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. On his visit today, the Duke has met with the President of the country, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. He also visited National Library and planted a tree in the San Anton Palace Gardens.
Congratulations Natalia!! Pianist Natalia Kazaryan, a 2011-12 The Fulbright Program U.S. student alumna to France, received an award from the Queen of Spain after graduating from the Queen Sofía College of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía)!
For her Fulbright research project, Kazaryan studied Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt “Regards sur l’enfant - Jésus” with Michel Béroff, a leading French pianist and expert on the music of Messiaen. Natalia then studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia under the guidance of Dimitri Bashkirov. At the end of the 2014 academic year, she received the “Sobresaliente” Award for Outstanding Work and Excellence.
When we started this week, we couldn’t have imagined that we’d receive news about not one but TWO exchange alumni meeting royals! How exciting!!