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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

Concert in Lucca

On the 21 November I presented a very successful concert of 8 of my works at the Oratorio degli Angeli Custodi in Lucca, Italy. The concert was put on with the collaboration of  the Associazione CLUSTER . On the programme were : Scherzo op 10 for Piano;  6 Preludes op 70 for Piano; 3 Songs for... Read More

LUCCA LECTURE 21/11/14

On my visit to Lucca where I was invited to present a concert of some of my chamber works, I was also asked to give a talk about my work, mostly that of a composer. It was a very interesting encounter. I enjoyed especially meeting a number of active composers from Lucca, especially with whom, an... Read More

Annual Band Concert

The Annual Band Concert by the La Stella Philharmonic Band was presented at the Astra Theatre  on Saturday 15 November 2014. A large audience was regaled to a concert of pieces from both the classical and the semi classical repertoire. As usual the Band rose up to the occasion and I was very... Read More

Nabucco at the Astra Theatre

Very satisfied indeed with the two performances of Verdi,s opera NABUCCO which I conducted at the Astra Theatre in Gozo Malta on Thursday 23  and Saturday 25 October (2014).  Great Soloists, impeccable choir under their chorus mistress Maria Frendo , a very good responsive orchestra (Malta... Read More
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