Melbourne Saxophone is an organisation dedicated to showcasing and furthering saxophone performance and education in Melbourne. Through the artistic director of Joseph Lallo, Melbourne Saxophone is the premier place for saxophonists of all ages and levels to connect, engage and participate in world-class events.
Melbourne Saxophone present a variety of events annually, including Melbourne’s leading saxophone event, the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, Melbourne Saxophone Summer Academy and performance from the Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble.
Joseph Lallo is an Associate Saxophone Teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, and performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.
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 has performed and given master classes in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts and the Théâtre du Châtelet, 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. In 2019 Joseph has performances in the USA, China, Thailand, Singapore, and throughout Australia.
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.