Joseph Vella

saxophone


Joseph Vella

Joseph Vella studied with the well-known soloist Freddie Mizzi for several years.

Attended International Saxophone Master Classes in England and Austria with Saxophonists Eugene Rousseau (USA) and Jean-Yves Fourmeau (France).

Followed a two-year course in Saxophone playing and other disciplines at the Conservatoire National de Region de Lyon in France, with renowned Saxophonists Serge Bichon, Jean-Denis Michat and Fabrizio Mancuso.

Continued for three more years at the Conservatoire National de Region de Poitiers with Gilles Tressos.

Studied also solfege, chamber music and orchestral playing.

Attended master classes in quartet playing and contemporary improvisation.

Played as a soloist on several occasions both in public and on television.

Introduced in Malta the Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra by Ronald Binge during a concert held in honour of His Excellency The President of the Portugese Republic and Mrs Mario Soares at the Manoel Theatre.

Played during the 5th Malta International Choir Festival at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Introduced the Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano during the Grand Millennium Concert organized by the Malta Cultural Institute. Took part in a concert to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the National Council of Women. Played with the Manoel Theatre Orchestra and the National Orchestra. Appeared on television on the 6th November to mark the date of birth of Adolph Sax, inventor of the Saxophone. Promoted the use of the Saxophone in chamber music through the formation of a Saxophone Quartet.

Took part in numerous concerts as a soloist as well as with Saxopone Quartets, Saxophone Ensembles, Wind Orchestras, Jazz Orchestras and Symphonic Orchestras in France. Participated in public performances of improvised music and dancing.

Several years of teaching experience in Malta and abroad.

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