Alexander Vella Gregory was born in Malta in 1984. He has studied piano with Paul Borg and Joanne Camilleri, and obtained a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in 2011. In 2002, he won the Ian Tomlin Napier/Malta Music Scholarship which enabled him to pursue a B.Mus(Hons) degree in composition at the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University, Edinburgh where he graduated in July 2006 with honours. He is active both as a composer and as an accompanist.
Alexander performs regularly as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. He has performed in many venues both in Malta and abroad, including Edinburgh, Vienna, Italy and Washington DC. Alexander forms part of the chamber ensemble the St James Consort, as well as being a founding member of the Cappella Sanctae Catharinae, Malta’s only male choir.
He is also very active in the theatre scene, and has participated in various theatrical productions. Some of these include Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (MADC, 2007), Peter Shaffer’s Equus (Unifaun, 2007), and Peter Quilter’s Glorious (MADC, 2008). Alex was also vocal coach for the Malta run of the hit musical Spring Awakening (MADC, 2009), and for Ospizio (Teatru Anon, 2010), a site-specific theatre performance commissioned for the Malta Summer Arts Festival 2010.
Alexander has participated in several music education projects for children, including The Carnival of Animals (2009), a dance performance for kids, and The Classical Experience (2009), a project which targeted schools. In October 2010 he performed Tramuntana in Washington DC, together with Sarah Spiteri, as part of the Kids Euro Festival. He has also created an animated musical performance, together with author Trevor Zahra, for the Malta Children’s Literature Festival 2010.
Alex Vella Gregory’s works have been performed in Malta, Edinburgh, Vienna, Frankfurt, Prague, and the USA. Upcoming engagements this year include a theatre performance of the Spiritual Canticle of St John of the Cross together with director Marc Cabourdin, as well as writing music for a production of Euripedes’ The Bacchae with MADC.