Josef Attard – Low Brass Tutor
Josef was born in 1996 and his musical journey began in 2002 at the Johann Strauss School of Music in Gozo. A year later, he started studying the Bb trumpet with Mark Gauci, but after a few months he moved on to the Bb Baritone. Josef is an active member and musician of the Leone Philharmonic Society of Victoria, Gozo. In 2012, Josef won the promising category of the 9th Young Musicians Contest, and in 2014 he obtained the Dip.ABRSM. During that same year, Josef started his B.A(Hons) in Music at the University of Malta, specializing in trombone performance with the help of his tutor, Mark Gauci. He graduated in 2017, and is now in the final steps of a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning in Music Studies at the University of Malta. In order to enhance his studies, Josef has attended several masterclasses overseas. He has worked with Steven Mead, Vincenzo Paratore, The Corpus Quartet and Rudi Korp amongst others.
Josef has been a member of the Malta Youth Orchestra since 2012, and has been principal trombone of the same orchestra for the past four years. He has also been an intern with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for the past three years.