Time to set the record straight!

During the past few weeks I have been “quietly” hearing and reading many comments and discussions regarding the future of our wind bands, the musicians’ role in it and all of what has emerged from the document agreed and signed by all of the wind band clubs with the exception of one. In the wake... Continue Reading →

Miles the Elephant – Toi Toi

During the weekend between Friday 24th May & Sunday 26th May, myself and also Gabrielle Sciberras on trombone and Sarah Spiteri on violin and narrator, will be part of this spectacular concert-series bringing life to new instruments for your enjoyment. Meet the Teddy Bear who plays the violin, who is out to meet his various... Continue Reading →

Iż-Żunżana -tiltaqa’ mal-Ommijiet

This year annual home concert will host “Iż-Żunżana” a project between 5 music schools within band clubs which is giving the opportunity to students and young musicians to work together in a series of concerts around Malta. Apart from working together, the participants will also enjoy playing different repertoires under the direction of different music... Continue Reading →

Of Chickens, Cattles and Monkeys.

At long last, one of the most awaited week is upon us. Those who, like myself, enjoy all about the Good Friday traditions and significance of this week, try to do best out of it. As you may well know, this is also a special one for me, launching of my cd, and receiving some... Continue Reading →

Lent Concerts

During the Lent period I will be involved in two wind band concerts, one as a conductor and the other one as a musician & funeral marches composer. On Wednesday, 10th of April, I will be conducting the Ghaqda Muzikali San Leonardo, in a concert held at the Kirkop's Parish Church. Together with some lent... Continue Reading →

On Track…

We have just applied WD-40, to the gear. We now have a long way to make all the needed adjustments to make a new engine that conforms with today needs, but at least we are on track.

Album “għaliex?” launched

At long last, the album was launched this morning with a small seminar on Maltese wind band recordings and the musical form of the funeral march by radio presenter Daniel Vella and musical director Hermann Farrugia Frantz respectively, an interview by radio host Aaron Zahra and some presentations followed. The event was presented by radio... Continue Reading →

Music is a tattoo

Sometimes when I teach, I get faced with some unwillingness and lack of passion from students, but then they reignite their passion with a nearing concert or performance. Sometimes I too diminish my want to learn and know more but then something changes and all is back in place. But then there are those that... Continue Reading →

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