Musical past and present in one brief sentence:
I gradually advanced from rank and file violinist at age 17 to leader of what is now the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
How were you introduced to your instrument?
I was introduced to the violin by my uncle Joseph Galea who used to be sub principal of the Manoel Theatre Orchestra.
Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present?
Composers - Puccini, Brahms, Tchaikovsky. Musician – Izhak Perlman.
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
Finale of the opera La Boheme.
What has been your most memorable musical experience?
Playing with the World Philharmonic Orchestra
What’s a typical day like for you?
Going to work, going to visit my mother, taking the dogs out for a run and studying
How would you describe your perfect day?
Cooking, staying with the dogs and watching a good movie
What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?
That I'm a kind person
What is your most valued material possession?
Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?
If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be?
Carnegie Hall, New York
Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?Play the cello!Outside of music, tell us about one of your favourite things to do. Volunteering at the Island dog Sanctuary