Joseph Havlat

Joseph Havlat

Joseph Havlat

28 years old
Western Australia

Joseph Havlat studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London for 6 years (2012-18) with Professor Joanna MacGregor, where he received his bachelor and masters of music with distinction, including awards for exceptional merit in studentship and the highest recital mark for a postgraduate pianist. 

During his time at the Royal Academy of Music, Joseph performed concertos by György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen and Igor Stravinsky and collaborated with a range of composers, including Michael Finnissy, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Gerald Barry and Thomas Larcher. 

While in the United Kingdom, Joseph was accepted as part of the 2019-20 St John's Smith Square Young Artists' Scheme; was first in the solo keyboard section of the 2019 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition; and received the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Award with Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean.

Born in Hobart, Joseph has performed as a soloist and as part of chamber groups in major concert venues around the United Kingdom, Europe, America, Japan and Australia. 

Founder and inaugural artistic director of contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y, Joseph frequently performs in many chamber music collaborations, including with Tritium Trio, Trio Derazey and Duo Ex Libris. He also plays with the London Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, where he recorded the premiere of John Adams’ two-piano work Roll Over Beethoven for the LSO Live label.

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