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 2018 Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, our flagship educational event 100SAX!, 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 an associate saxophone teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 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 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, which in 2017 performed and gave master classes at the Paris Cité Internationale des Arts, the Singapore 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, Joseph has performed World Premiers by Jean-François Zygel, Tómas Gubitsch, Ivan Solano, Javier Muñoz-Bravo, Franck Tortiller, Aaron Gallagher and Mark Phillips, as well as numerous French and Australian Premieres.
Jade Norfolk is the General Manager for Melbourne Saxophone, Ensemble Françaix, and music production company, Scintillations Music. She is also currently festival manager for the 2018 Yarraville Festival. She began her career in the arts while studying for a Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Diploma of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, later completing a Diploma of Event Management. Over the last 10 years, Jade was the stage and event manager for the Spring Early Music Festival, 3MBS’s ‘Chamber Feast’ Festival and Impressario by Opera Down Under. She was the Orchestra Manager for John Hopkin OBE AM’s Masters of Conducting, the Orchestra and Project Manager of My Music Room, and was the Music Outreach Program Manager at Melbourne Youth Orchestras. Here Jade produced a variety of programs, including live-streamed Masterclasses, the concerto competition Virtuosity, a residential summer camp and an online professional development program with renowned educator, Monte Mumford.