Maltese composer Christopher Muscat is the recipient of first prizes in the Joyce Dixey Competition (UK) in 2000, the Jaume Dotras Serrabella Polyphonic Composition Competition (Spain) in 2006 and the APS Bank Composition Competition (Malta) in 2012, Christopher Muscat has been described by the local press as “a young composer of outstanding talent” (The Sunday Times) and the “stark originality” (The Malta Independent) of his works has earned him an ever increasing reputation. His works have been performed in many important European music centres in Italy, England, Finland, Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, Germany (including a performance at the prestigious Philharmonie in Berlin), Tunisia, China and the U.S.A. Muscat is very much active in the field of sacred music. Besides his role as Music Director of the Jubilate Deo Choir, Muscat has conducted numerous special occasions at St John’s Co-Cathedral and Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral in Malta as well as Westminster Cathedral in London and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Through his pioneering work with the Cappella Gregoriana Jubilate Deo Muscat is at the forefront of a movement that aims to revive the art of unaccompanied plainchant singing in the Maltese islands.
LISTEN: Elegy for orchestra
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (cond. Christopher Muscat)