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VIAF Kicks Off!

The Victoria International Arts Festival (VIAF) kicked off on the 6th June 2018, with an emotional inaugural choral and orchestral concert featuring the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Philip Walsh. Soprano Miriam Cauchi and the Laudate Pueri Choir were among the participants in an... Read More

The University of Delaware Honours Joseph Vella by Launching an Award in his Name

Professor Joseph Vella`s music reached all continents across the world. Over the years, he collaborated closely with established professors, composers, performers and a variety of institutions. A case in point was Dr. Jennifer M. Barker, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the... Read More

Three months, to the day

On the 25th May 2018, following an initiative coordinated by councillor Mr. Paul Fenech, a commemoration in honour of Maestro Joseph Vella was organised by the Swieqi Local Council, three months to the day following Mro. Vella``s very sudden, unexpected passing away. It was held at the... Read More

VIAF Honours Maestro Vella`s Legacy

The 21st edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival (VIAF) will take place from the 6th June to the 9th July 2018 in Gozo, Malta. Check out the full details of this interesting programme at https://www.viaf.org.mt/programme/ Maestro Joseph Vella contributed wholeheartedly to the... Read More

Vittorio Sgarbi visits The Joseph Vella Archive

Acclaimed Italian art critic Vittorio Sgarbi this weekend visited the "Il Hagar - Heart of Gozo" Museum/Cultural Centre in Victoria, Gozo. As part of the visit, Sgarbi spent time at the Joseph Vella Music Archive, familiarising himself with Vella`s musical accomplishments and some of his best... Read More

AŻAD remembers Mro. Vella

A touching evening dedicated to the memory of Professor Joseph Vella was organised by the AŻAD Foundation in Valletta, Malta on Friday 11th May 2018, in the presence of members of the Vella family. Colleagues and personalities from the musical and cultural fields recalled personal and... Read More

Word of Thanks

A special word of thanks goes to Maestro Colin Attard, Music Director of the Gaulitana Music Festival held in Gozo-Malta, throughout the month of April. Maestro Attard dedicated the performance of Vincenzo Bellini`s opera "Norma" on Saturday April 28th 2018 to the memory of Professor Maestro... Read More

Polish Premiere for “Rebbieħa” (Op.45)

As part of the "Symfonia Pastoralna" (Pastoral Symphony) concert, the Torun Symphony Orchestra performed "Rebbieħa" on the 20th April 2018 in Torun, Poland. This was the first time that Joseph Vella`s orchestral work (Opus 45) was performed in Poland, and it was very much appreciated by the... Read More

The music of Joseph Vella lives on!

The music of Joseph Vella lives on! A special word of thanks to the Arts Council -Malta for featuring a video clip as a tribute to Joseph Vella during the very first edition of the Malta Arts Awards, held on Friday 23rd March 2018. As appropriately specified in the clip, Mro. Vella`s valuable... Read More

A Life for Music

Professor Maestro Joseph Vella passed away on the 25th February 2018. So suddenly, so unexpectedly. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to all dignitaries, authorities, close relatives, friends, musical/cultural communities for their support and solace in these difficult... Read More