International Critical Acclaim of Vella’s “Rebbieħa”

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) has just concluded with flying colours its Valletta 2018 International Tour. As part of the November/December 2018 tour, MPO opted to play Maestro Joseph Vella`s “Rebbieħa” in different venues across the US and Russia. These included the prestigious... Read More

‘Rebbieħa’ featured in MPO’s Seven Concerts in the USA, Russia and Malta

Maestro Joseph Vella had a steady, fruitful collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) over the years. In 2012, for instance, he was appointed MPO`s first Composer in Residence. As part of their Valletta 2018 International Tour, MPO will continue the legacy by playing Mro.... Read More

From Europe With Love

Joseph Vella`s “3 Danze Antiche con Preludio” (Opus 98)", composed in 1999 for a string quartet, will be featured in the Galway Music Residency’s ambitious project entitled “From Europe with Love”. The performance by the ConTempo Quartet will take place on Tuesday 6th November 2018... Read More

Lucca Hosts Vella’s Music

Works by contemporary composers form the backbone of this year`s "Cluster Music Festival", an established cultural festival held in the Italian city of Lucca, in Tuscany. The festival's 2018 edition runs from September 29th to November 17th. A commemorative concert dedicated among others to... Read More

VIAF`s Closing Orchestral Concert

After an uninterrupted run of 35 concerts and cultural events, the 21st edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival (VIAF) came to a close on Monday, July 9, 2018 with a concert at St George’s Basilica by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri, leader of... Read More

Father`s Day Concert in the USA

Maestro Joseph Vella`s "Passacaglietta" for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 9, is being perfromed in a Father`s Day Concert to be held at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Phildelphia, USA, on the 17th June 2018. Critically acclaimed clarinetist Christopher Nichols, who has presented recitals and master... Read More

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 Maestro Joseph Vella contributed wholeheartedly to the... Read More