Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia in 1994 where he began his piano studies at age five. He studied with Penny Black and then Ga-Won Kim in Perth, WA, and was awarded his AmusA in Piano Performance in 2008. Successful in competitions around the Perth metropolitan area, as well as interstate, Joseph graduated from high school with a Subject Exhibition in Music for the highest mark in the state. Upon applying successfully to the Royal Academy of Music later that year, he began studying under Professor Joanna MacGregor for piano, and Patrick Nunn for composition, and also became an AMF Young Musician. Now in his fourth year at the Academy, he has performed around the UK and in Europe, America and Australia as a soloist, and as part of chamber groups and orchestras, most notably in Wigmore Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Sage Gateshead, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, King’s Place, as well at Aldeburgh and Dartington music festivals and in many Academy produced concerts and events. He is a keen chamber musician, performing frequently with the Tritium Clarinet Trio and contemporary music group Ensemble x.y (a founding member of both groups), and also an avid composer, having written for the aforementioned groups, among others.
Award: Postgraduate Award
Instrument/voice type: Piano
Location: Royal Academy of Music