Melbourne Saxophone is a Melbourne-based company that features and showcases the saxophone in a variety of professional performances and education programs. Through the artistic direction of Joseph Lallo, Melbourne Saxophone aims to be the premier place for saxophonists of all ages and levels. Melbourne Saxophone is proud to present the annual Melbourne Saxophone Weekend, and manage the Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble, a 12-piece ensemble featuring Melbourne’s best saxophonists performing a wide range of modern and traditional repertoire. Melbourne Saxophone present a range of recitals every year, including visiting national and international saxophonists.
A native of Melbourne, Australian saxophonist and conductor Joseph Lallo returned to his hometown in 2016 after six years in France, and is currently teaching saxophone at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.
Joseph is a graduate of The University of Melbourne (Barry Cockroft & Ian Godfrey), the Bordeaux Conservatoire de Musique (Marie-Bernadette Charrier), and the Strasbourg Haute École des Arts du Rhin (Philippe Geiss). He has performed in masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Kenneth Tse, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Guy Lacour, and Neils Bijl, amongst others.
Joseph has performed alongside some of the top performers and pedagogues around the world, and was the programming and artistic assistant for SaxOpen, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival. He has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and is a member of the ensemble Duo Dela with French soprano Claire Trouilloud. An advocate of new music and combination ensembles, he has performed World Premiers by Jean-François Zygel, Tómas Gubitsch, Ivan Solano, Javier Muñoz-Bravo, Franck Tortiller and Mark Phillips, the French premiere of Roger Boutry’s Concerto for Alto and Soprano Saxophone, and the Australian premiers of works by Robert Lemay, François Rossé, Gilbert Amy, Pierre Jodlowski, Mauricio Sotelo and Philippe Geiss. He was featured artist on Australian composer Katy Abbot’s 2010 CD, Sunburnt Aftertones.
Joseph has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2013 Strasbourg HEAR New Talent Scholarship, the 2012 Australian Arts Council Skills and Development Grant, the 2009 Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the highest result in his Bachelor of Music, the 2009 Donovan-Johnston Memorial Travel Scholarship, and the 2008 Rogowski Saxophone Scholarship.
Joseph has taught at The Australian Saxophone Retreat, The Melbourne Saxophone Workshop, and The Strasbourg Conservatorium of Music.
Joseph is a Selmer Saxophones Artist, and performs on Series III Alto & Soprano Saxophones, a Selmer Concept mouthpiece, and Selmer Reeds.
Over 100 Saxophones. Two Concerts. Rehearsals and Masterclasses.
Awesome Artists. Amazing Music.
An unmissable opportunity to perform at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, with over 100 secondary, tertiary and professional saxophonists!
During the 15-16 July, 2017, Victorian saxophonists will unite to perform three Australian Premiers, as well as participate in classical and jazz masterclasses with Australia’s finest performers.
Led by Saxophonist and Conductor Joseph Lallo, with special guests Carlo Barbaro, Katia Beaugeais (SYD), Lachlan Davidson, Ian Godfrey, and The Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble.
Meet like-minded musicians and work with inspirational musicians at this fantastic inaugural weekend.If you’re a saxophonist currently at Grade 6 AMEB standard or above, enrol now!
Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble
Launching in 2017, The Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble will feature 12 of Melbourne's finest saxophonists. From bass to sopranino, the ensemble will play a range of repertoire, including many Australian and World Premiers!