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 was a soloist Melbourne's Pro Musica Orchestra performing Chu Wanghua's Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.
Joseph is a member of the ensemble Duo Dela with French soprano Claire Trouilloud, which in 2017 performed and gave master classes at the Paris Cité Internationale des Arts, the Singpore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Lasalle Contemporary School of the Arts, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Monash Sir Zelman School of Music, and The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
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.
birth | rebirth
by duo dela + ivan solano
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2017, 4:00PM
Joseph Lallo saxophones
Claire Trouilloud voice
Ivan Solano composer and electronics
Richmond Uniting Church
26 Waltham Pl, Richmond VIC 3121
$15 Concession (Includes students, pensioners and health care card holders)
From the theatrical and playful to the poetic and provoking, Duo Dela absorbs their audience into a rare and captivating sound world. The program combines haunting renaissance melodies, improvisation, and new music written especially for the ensemble. The sound of the saxophone and voice are at times indistinguishable, as the duo create the illusion of a soloist.
At other moments their differences are accentuated, from the cries of the voice to the softest subtones of the saxophone.
Duo Dela will be engaging in a special pre-concert workshop, where instrumentalists will be able to work alongside the ensemble, to explore and experiment with approaches to new music. Find out more HERE
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!