SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS on a theme by CHOPIN (in memory of Maria)

Last Friday, 7 March, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta I conducted the premiere performance of one of my latest compositions  - Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a theme by Chopin op 131. I composed this work at the request of Robert Ghirlando as a piece in memory (and as a... Read More

London Concert

On the 21st February, up and coming young soprano Nicola Said will be presenting an evening of art songs by Maltese composers in London. The songs will cover a wide period  and selection of Maltese works from  the early 18th Century (Nicolo Isouard) right up to the present time. Ms Said is... Read More

Again in Rome

Tomorrow , Friday February 7, there will be a concert at the Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome during which Italian organist Paolo Oreni will play my FANTASIA per ORGANO op 86 and also the OFFERTA MUSICALE op 87. During this concert Maltese baritone Joseph Lia will sing my PSALM 89 op... Read More


It was indeed a very interesting visit to Rome during the first week of January. As regards myself, personally and professionally the vist proved to be very fruitful. In the first place the Laudate Pueri Choir (January 4) gave an extremely successful concert of a cappella works at the Pontifical... Read More

Appointment in Rome

During the first week of January I will be in Rome to accompany the Laudate Pueri Choir of St George's Basilica, where they have two most important cultural/religious appointments waiting for them. The highlight of the visit is without any doubt their participation in the solemn Epiphany Mass... Read More

Missa Romani Pontefici Benedicti XVI

As I reported in an earlier post, Mro Carmel Grech had  commissioned me to write a  new Mass  for use in his cappella services. The Mass, titled Missa Romani Pontefici Benedicti XVI was finished in April. It is scored for SATB soloists,  Mixed Choir and orchestra. It is dedicated to Mro... Read More

Segments No 3………Yet Again!

After its performance in Berlin (2 November), Cittanova (9  November) and  Castrovillari (10 November), my Segments No 3 for Clarinet and Piano will receive yet another hearing this time in the Hall of the Conservatorio of Lucca, Italy, on the 5 December. The artists are the same ones as those... Read More


Last Saturday, November 16, at Teatru Astra in Victoria Gozo, I conducted another extremely successful concert with the La Stella Band in attendance. The evening was played to an absolutely packed opera house. Once again, the Band rose magnificently to the occasion, playing the varied pieces on... Read More

Segments No 3.. again

Last Saturday (November 9) and Sunday (November 10th)  ' Segments No 3 '  for Clarinet and Piano received yet another two hearings, this time in the Civic Hall of the Comune di Cittanova  (9th) and at the Teatro Sybaris in Castrovillari, Italy. The performers were Italian  clarinettist Tony... Read More


In the series of concerts, under this generic title, on the 6th November at San Anton Palace a concert was presented featuring Soprano Myriam Cauchi, Cellist Simon Abdilla and on the Piano Maria Frendo. This highly appreciated and successful concert was played to a packed audience and featured... Read More