Judging at Sanremo Auditions

On 30 June, I had the pleasure of being a judge at the AreaSanremoTour auditions. I am always so amazed at the talent around us. I hope to see much more of the people I saw performing that day! Thank you to Dr Marilanda Maiello for the opportunity!


Antoine Farrugia signed with Top Talent Agency Ltd

Am soooo happy! This boy, well now a man, came to me years ago and told me his dream was to study performing arts in London. His determination to reach his goal was unbelievable. In between work and school, we worked hard over the years with that sole aim. He passed all his Rockschool vocals exams up to Grade 8, and we worked on getting through auditions. He is now in his final year at Margaret Howard Theatre College in London and already signed to Top Talent Agency. I have tears in my eyes, tears of joy. Well done Antoine! I always knew you could do it. Wish you much success in the future. 


Eurovision 2018 in Portugal

This year, I was lucky enough to be asked to join the San Marino delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. My student Jessika was performing the song “Who we are” accompanied by Jenifer Brening and a few robots on stage. It was a great opportunity for me to experience the energy pumping through the Altice Arena, to meet such talented singers from all over the world and the people behind the scenes, the teams who work hard to put up the best performance possible.

Bumping into the great Russian celebrity Filipp Kirkorov backstage:





Rockschool representative role

I am pleased to announce that I have become the Rockschool representative in Malta.

Rockschool prides themselves on delivering the most academically rigorous and industry relevant qualifications, designed to support all aspiring musicians, performers, educators and teaching establishments – wherever they may be.

Rockschool Malta is now receiving applications for the next exam session which will be held in November 2018.


IVACON 2018 in Edinburgh

Every year, I attend a teachers’ conference organised by the institute i am with – Institute for Vocal Advancement. This year’s IVACON was held in the sunny capital of Scotland, Edinburgh 😉

This is a week of networking with teachers from all over the world – I am the only Maltese certified with this institute and of course intensive teacher training, consisting of lectures like: Teaching beginning singers; lots of practical-based learning sessions with our Master Teachers; dealing with various types of issues in the voice, etc.  Continuing education in this field is important, it keeps you abreast of what is going on in vocal science and helps you improve every day as a teacher.

Bring on IVACON 2019…

One of the highlights was attending a fantastic master class ‘Breaking down the riffs’ with Broadway star Natalie Weiss. She was also part of the ensemble for the pre-recordings of The Greatest Showman. What a great voice and inspirational person! 


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Professional Vocalist

Claire McCartin's distinctive blues voice is a much awaited fresh breath among Malta's evergrowing pop and rock scenes. With a voice which hints Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone, she is constantly evolving as an artist, performing regularly in Malta and also beyond our shores, namely in Russia, Austria and the U.S.

For more information, check out her personal site at www.clairemccartin.com/singer.



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