Joseph Lallo is the Saxophone Lecturer at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival.
Passionate about performing new music, Joseph has premiered over 40 works for saxophone, and his 2021 recording for ABC Classic was included in their ‘Best of Australian Classical Music’ playlist.
Joseph recently completed his PhD, ‘The Performer/Curator: Expanding the Parameters of Artistic Expression and Creativity in a Concert.’ His work explores how our experience of music can serve as a model for our connection with each other and the world around us, with recent curations including Her Lover’s Shadow, Sound of Water and What is a City?
Joseph is a member of the chamber music ensembles Collide, with cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe, and Duo Obax, with oboist Briana Leaman. He 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 in Strasbourg with Philippe Geiss and Theodor Guschlbauer.