Joseph Lallo is a Lecturer of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, and performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He is the Artistic Director for Melbourne Saxophone and the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, and was the artistic and programming assistant for the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France.
Joseph has performed with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and The Australian Ballet, and was a soloist with Melbourne's Pro Musica Orchestra performing Chu Wanghua's Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, He has been invited to perform this concerto in October 2019 with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra in China. Joseph is a member of the esteemed chamber music ensemble Collide with cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe, as well as Duo Obax with oboist Briana Leaman.
Joseph has performed and given master classes in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts and the Théâtre du Châtelet, Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Saxophone Symposium and the Lasalle Contemporary School of the Arts, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University, The University of South Carolina, the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand, Beijing’s National Library Concert Hall, The New Zealand Saxophone Academy, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music and The Monash Sir Zelman School of Music, The Australian Saxophone Retreat, and The Strasbourg Conservatorium of Music.
Joseph is a graduate of The University of Melbourne (Barry Cockroft & Ian Godfrey) where he was awarded the 2009 Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the highest result in his Bachelor of Music. He was recipient of the 2009 Donovan-Johnston Memorial Travel Scholarship, and the 2008 Rogowski Saxophone Scholarship, allowing him to study at the Bordeaux Conservatoire de Musique (Marie-Bernadette Charrier). He went on to complete both a Masters of Saxophone Performance and a Masters of Orchestral and Opera Conducting at the Strasbourg Haute École des Arts du Rhin (Philippe Geiss, Theodor Guschlbauer).
An advocate of new music and combination ensembles, he has performed World Premiers by Jean-François Zygel, Tómas Gubitsch, May Lyon, Javier Muñoz-Bravo, Franck Tortiller, Mark Phillips, Aaron Gallagher, Keyna Wilkins, Luke Severn, Kate Tempany, and the French premiere of Roger Boutry’s Concerto for Alto and Soprano Saxophone, and numerous Australian Premieres. 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 a Research Training Program Scholarship for the completion of his PhD, the 2013 Strasbourg HEAR New Talent Scholarship, and the 2012 Australian Arts Council Skills and Development Grant.