Exhibition: Women in Malta – Rebecca Farrugia Hall

Location:Mediterranean Conference Centre

Dress by Elisha Camilleri Designs | Fabric by Camilleri Paris Mode

Rebecca Farrugia Hall – Flutist at Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

I remember that I wanted to have a musician in my project. A musician who is actively performS music. I ask around and I found her. She had an interesting interview on internet that caught my eye. I thought she would be an interesting person to photograph.

We got on really well for the first time we met. This project is a challenge both for me and for all the 15 women. I was glad she accepted my invitation although she really hate to be photographed. The energy we created together when we first met told me the fact that made me have the confidence and good feelings about the portrait session and I think we will have a lot fun during the photo shoot.

Some people just have the charm that make you feel you can be comfortable and be yourself to talk to. Rebecca is very straight forward, no nonsense, her vivid description with words just so interesting. she has about 90 concerts a year both in Malta and abroad and just recently back from China. She is Maltese – Canadian flutist and has been at the forefront of music in Malta since moving to the island in 1996. Last year she a orgnaized a concert “In her own voice – a celebration of women composers” . In addition to her busy performance schedule, Dr. Hall lectures in flute and baroque music for the University of Malta.

Q& A

1)When you feel down, what you usually do to make yourself feel better? How do you deal with stress?

Work, play tennis or play with my children. I’m very used to stress. I walk way from and problem for a moment and I come back.

2)What you enjoy the most about your work?

I love what I so so much and I get to share my joy and knowledge with people. In whatever I do, I get to share my love and skill to people.

3)Have you been professionally photographed before? How did you feel? (Before the shoot with Amanda)

I hate it. It can’t translate who you are. The energy is not there.

4)If you knew then what you know now, what

would you tell your 18-year-old self?

Be patient in everything you do and choose wisely. But I don’t think I’m fundamentally changed.

5)When things get tough, how do you keep your- self going?

I thrive on it. If I don’t have challenge I get bored.

6) How do you define success?

When everything is in balance.

The making of video of Women in Malta:https://bit.ly/1LqvmWE

Link about Rebecca:

https://www.maltaorchestra.com/uncategorized/rebecca-farrugia-hall/

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140420/arts-entertainment/Celebrating-women-composers.515828

https://www.facebook.com/CosmosWindEnsemble/

Women in Malta Official trailer:https://youtu.be/hlhe5zv7KOQ

The Making of “Women in Malta” 2015 Video:https://youtu.be/jvSr8Xpt3K0

Women in Malta 2015 Project page