Joining us as guest mentor for Episode 2 is saxophonist Joseph Lallo.
Joseph is a Saxophone Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and performs internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He is the Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, and a member of the chamber music ensembles ‘Collide’, with cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe, and ‘Duo Obax’, with oboist Briana Leaman. Passionate about performing new Australian music, Joseph has premiered over 30 works for saxophone, and in 2021 recorded for ABC Classics.
Joseph’s work as a music curator examines how our experience of music can serve as a model for our connection with the world around us. His longtime artistic partnership with Jade Norfolk has led to their creation ‘Sound of Water’, a spatialised and multisensory concert that will include eight world-premiere pieces by Australian composers, and will feature at the 2021 REMIX Saxophone Festival in Melbourne.
Joseph has performed and given masterclasses throughout Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific, including concerts with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and China’s Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the Artistic and Programming Assistant for the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France.
A graduate of The University of Melbourne, Joseph was awarded the Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the highest result in his Bachelor of Music. As the winner of the Donovan-Johnston Travel Scholarship, he went on to study with Marie-Bernadette Charrier at the Bordeaux Conservatoire de Musique in France, and later completed both a Masters of Saxophone Performance and a Masters of Orchestral and Opera Conducting at the Strasbourg Haute École des Arts du Rhin with Philippe Geiss and Theodor Guschlbauer.