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Victoria International Arts Festival

The Victoria International Arts Festival ended on the 15th July with a choral/orchestral concert at St George's Basilica. The main work on the programme was the premiere performance of The Hyland Mass a new work I composed on a commission by Christopher Hyland of New York. Taking part were... Read More

Performance in Russia

On the 16th June, two of my works were given an airing in Moscow. The concert, which was held at the RACHMANINOV HALL, included my song in Maltese Li Kieku Kont for Baritone and Piano and also my Psalm 89 for Baritone and chamber orchestra. They were interpreted by Joseph Lia, the Maltese... Read More

PINOCCHIO……………Again!

On the 19th of May, my work 'Pinocchio in Musica' was once again performed in Italy, this time in Pistoia. Last year I had conducted the world premier of this piece right in Pinocchio's hometown- the town of Collodi. This time the performance took place in the cloister of Santa Lucia del... Read More

3rd International Competition – ‘Premio Mozart’

The 3rd International Competition - Premio Mozart- was held in Quinto Vicentino, Provincia di Vicenza from the 2nd to the 5th of May. Instrumental categories for the competition included piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, guitar and chamber music. For all of these categories I was asked by... Read More

MPO Community Concerts

In the series of 'reaching out' concerts organized by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, two programmes will be played in Birzebbuga (Parish Church) and in Victoria Gozo         (Cathedral) on the 2nd and 3rd May respectively. The orchestra, leader Marcelline Agius, will be conducted by Josef... Read More

Music in St Petersburg

A concert featuring Maltese baritone, Joseph Lia, and Russian organist, Irina Rozanova was performed in St Petersburg at the  Evangelical-Lutheran Cathedral of  St Mary on April 20. Among the works performed were two of my compositions, namely Psalm 89 for Baritone and Organ and Fanatsia for... Read More

INNU lil San Filippu ta’ Aggira

This work was commissioned by the Committee of the Banda 12th May of Zebbug. The composition, scored for Tenor Solo to the accompaniment of a Wind Band, is based on a sonnet, by the same title, by National Poet Dun Karm Psaila. The work will be premiered on the 25th of May at Zebbug. The Banda... Read More

Baroque Music … and more

In the concert series 'Baroque Music ... and more', presented by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, I conducted a concert of seventeenth-century Maltese music at Robert Samut Hall on 20 and 21 March 2013.  These old Maltese motets are extant at the Mdina Archives which I edited in the early... Read More

MISSA op 133

I have just finished working on this new MASS , scored for SATB (Solo), SATB (Choir) and Orchestra. The Mass, which is my opus 133, has as a subtitle in honoris ROMANI PONTIFICI BENEDICTI XVI. The Manuscript is dated 05/03/13 and is dedicated to HL the Bishop of Gozo, Mario Grech. This Mass... Read More

PERFORMANCES in RUSSIA

On the 16th of this month 3 works of mine will receive a performance during a concert to be held in the St Catherine Concert Hall on Vassilevski Island in St Petersburg, Russia, namely Offerta Musicale op 87  and Fantasia per Organo op 86 (both for Organ Solo) and Salm No 89 op 43 for Baritone... Read More