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


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


The Ardesko String Quartet performed my 3 Danze Antiche con Preludio op 98 in Den Haag, the Netherlands. A very successful performance which will now be repeated in Presikhaven, Arnhem on the 11th. My thanks to Melanie Waite, the leader, for  looking me up on my website

The ‘Hyland’ Mass in Washington

On September 19 (2014) in connection with the 50th Anniversary of Malta's Independence,  a commemorative evening was held at the Embassy of the Delegation of the European Union in Washington. During the evening excerpts from my The 'Hyland ' Mass featured prominently. Soprano  Pamela Agius,... Read More


Back in Malta after a very interesting and rewarding week in St Dizier, France, where I was invited as Composer-in-Residence during the week long (21st to 27th April) Academie Festival - Les Printemps de la Musique. No fewer than seven of my works featured in the daily concerts. The highlight of... Read More

Festival in Saint-Dizier

From the 21st to the 27th of April I will be in France, where I have been invited to attend the 3rd Edition of the Academy Festival - Le Printemps de la Musique in the city of St Dizier. I will be composer-in-residence for the duration of the Festival. Besides giving a public lecture on my work... Read More

Elegy for Cello and Piano op 66

Yesterday, April 5, at the Kempinski hotel Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and Korean cellist, Kyung Mi Lee gave a concert recital to a large appreciative audience. They gave an excellent interpretation of my ELEGY op 66 , obviously in its version for cello and piano. Ms Lee's playing was... Read More