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Euphonium Recital by Mark Vella

30 January | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Euphonium Recital by Mark Vella

With accompanist John Cutajar on the piano

The euphonium recital, hosted by Mark Vella, will take place at our Concert Hall. Accompanied by pianist John Cutajar, the recital promises an evening of captivating music. The programme will feature a selection of compositions by renowned composers such as Philip Sparke and Amilcare Ponchielli, showcasing their mastery in the field. Additionally, the recital will highlight the talent of Maltese composers Luke Vella and Daniel Vella, with their original concertos. Of note, is the premiere of Daniel Vella’s composition “Raindrops”, which adds an element of anticipation and excitement to the event. Attendees can expect a memorable evening filled with exceptional musical performances and a celebration of both classical and contemporary euphonium repertoire.


Green Hill – Bert Appermont

Party Piece – Philip Sparke

Raindrops – Daniel Vella

Michelangelo – Sigvardt Dagsland

Concerto Per Flicornobasso – Amilcare Ponchielli

One Last Dance – Luke Vella

Fantasy For Euphonium – Philip Sparke


Entrance is free of charge. If you’d like to reserve a seat, kindly send me an email on


Mark Vella

Mark Vella started his musical studies with Lawrence Bonnici at the age of nine, playing for the first time with the Count Roger Band Club 8 months later, on the 20th of December in 2009. His first instrument was the drums, but after two months Mro. Bonnici suggested that Mark start playing the Euphonium as well. Vella continued his musical journey under Mro. Bonnici and started theory lessons with Joseph Vella.

In 2017, he achieved the Matsec Music A-Level under the direction of Manoel Pirotta and Tancred Grech. Currently, Vella is studying under the direction of Mro. Luciano De Luca (Euphonium) within the Accademia Italiana Di Euphonium in Italy. Mark Vella participated in masterclasses with various renowned tutors such as Luciano De Luca, Mauro Martins, David Thornton, Daniel Thomas, Mario Barsotti, Archangelo Fiorello and Diego Di Mario. In 2023, Vella obtained his first two euphonium diplomas (Dip.LCM – Euphonium Recital and ALCM – Euphonium Recital).

Mark Vella currently works as a tutor with various local band clubs such as the Imperial Band Club of Mellieha and Saint Andrew Band Club of Luqa. He is also the assistant band master of Count Roger Band Club of Rabat and Marija Assunta Band Club of Gudja.


Tuesday 30 January 2024



Concert Hall of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta


30 January
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
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