Joseph Lallo

Joseph Lallo is an associate saxophone teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, where he is also completing his PhD. He is the Artistic Director for Melbourne Saxophone and The Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, and performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.

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 assistant for SaxOpen, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival. He has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and was a soloist in 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 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Lasalle Contemporary School of the Arts in Singapore, 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 preformed world premieres by Jean-François Zygel, Tómas Gubitsch, Ivan Solano, Javier Muñoz-Bravo, Franck Tortiller and Mark Phillips, the French premier of Roger Boutry’s Concerto for Alto and Soprano Saxophone, and the Australian premieres 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 Scholaship.

Joseph has also taught at the Australian Saxophone Retreat, the Melbourne Saxophone Workshop, and the Strasbourg Conservatorium of Music.

Joseph is a D’Addario Woodwind and Selmer Saxophones Artist, and performs on Series III Alto & Soprano Saxophones, a Selmer Concept mouthpiece, and D’Addario Reeds.