Joseph Lallo is an Australian Classical and Contemporary Saxophonist and Conductor. He is currently completing his Masters of Music, in Strasbourg, France, studying saxophone with renowned performer and pedagogue Philippe Geiss. He is studying conducting with Claude Schnitzler and Miguel Etchegoncelay, and and is the conductor of the Strasbourg Saxophone Ensemble. Joseph spent two years in Bordeaux studying saxophone and contemporary music with Marie-Bernadette Charrier. He has performed throughout France and Europe, and gave the French Premier of Roger Boutry’s Concerto for Alto and Soprano Saxophone with the Orchestre d’harmonie du Conservatoire de Strasbourg. As the conductor of the Strasbourg Saxophone Ensemble, Joseph conducted the French Premier of Roger Boutry’s Serenade for Alto
Saxophone and Saxophone Ensemble, as well as 12-S-Axe by Gerald Preinfalk, and Pylon Avenue by Gordon Tudor. In 2013 Joseph worked with composer Paul Mefano, conducting his work Estampes Japonaise for chamber ensemble and solo soprano. In 2013, Joseph and Soprano Claire Trouilloud formed Duo Dela, which recently won a scholarship to perform in Berlin and Paris in 2014. At the Strasbourg Conservatoire New Talent Concert Series, the duo gave the World Premier of …but Rachel was beautiful… by Javier Muñoz Bravo. Joseph co-founded The Australian Saxophone Retreat, has performed sellout concerts across Australia, performed twice as a soloist on 103.5 3MBS Melbourne Radio, and at the 2011 CLASAX Melbourne International Festival for Saxophone and Clarinet. He has given the Australian premier of works by Robert Lemay, Francois Rossé, Gilbert Amy, Pierre Jodlowski, and Mauricio Sotelo. In 2010 he was a featured artist on Australian Composer Katy Abbot’s CD Sunburnt Aftertones. In 2009, Joseph completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne with Barry Cockroft and Ian Godfrey, and was awarded The Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the top result in the degree. He was also awarded the 2008 Rogowski Saxophone Scholarship, the 2009 Donovan Johnston Travel Scholarship, and in 2011 was awarded a Skills and Development Grant from the Australian Arts Council.