George Curmi il-Puse
George Curmi knows as ‘Il-Puse’ was born on 10 August, 1966. He comes from the Capital City Valletta. He is Violinist.
George is coming from a long established and renowned family of musicians and culture.
Curmi was introduced to his musical career by his father Joe Curmi l-Puse’ himself a veteran and versatile percussions and tenor sax performer. He commenced toplay percussion when only got 5 years old, but he switched to violin at the age of 12.
Three years laterhe was awarded a scholarship to study the violin at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini Florence, Italy.
He participated in concertsof all types, besides being a session musician and band leader in leading night clubs and recording studios.
George Curmi who is also a very prolific composer, represented Malta in the Bratislava Jazz Days (1983); Sud West Fung Television Station, in Baden Germany (1986); World Travel Market at Earls Court in London (1987), and the International Boat Show (1990).
He was invited to give concerts in Aystralia in 1997 and 1999, in Tunisia, Austria, and USA.
In 2006 together with Yuri Charygnine an accordionist, gave performances during the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
In 1999, Curmi launched his first cd with the name of Beatles on my Strings and in 2005 his fourth one Birds in Paradise, on 2006 he made another cd with Yuri Charygnine Extravaganza, and on 2011 issued the cd Thanks for Puttinu.
In March 2021 he was one of the finalist with Janice Mangion with the song Teżor lyrices by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Cyprian Cassar and Mark Scicluna in the returning festival Mużika Mużika - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija