Gozitan musician, conductor and teacher, Maestro Joseph Grech from Victoria, Gozo, has become the first Band Master of a Gozitan band club to have a PhD Degree.
Mro. Grech started his artistic career in music at the age seven and received his early musical instruction under a number of distinguished teachers.
Among his various posts, Mro Grech was Choir Director of the Marija Assunta Cathedral Choir (1989 – 1994) and the Aurora Opera House Choir, music director of the Mnarja Band Club and Music Director of Żebbuġ’s Santa Marija Band.
Joseph Grech graduated B.A. (Hons.) in Music from the University of Malta with his thesis Brass Soundscapes Since the End of the Modern Era. He obtained his M.Phil degree from the University of Malta with his thesis 19th-Century Music at the Gozo Cathedral. In July 2018, Mro Grech obtained his PhD degree in Musicology at the University of Nottingham in the U.K.