Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor from 2012 - 18. Joseph has performed in major concert venues around the UK and in Europe, America, Japan and Australia as a soloist and as part of chamber groups and orchestras. He is a keen sock enthusiast and chamber musician, performing frequently with multiple groups - Tritium (clarinet) trio, Trio Derazey, Duo Ex Libris as well as the LSO percussion ensemble, with whom he toured Japan in 2018 giving the premiere of a work by John Adams. Passionate about contemporary music, he is a founding member and artistic director of contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y and is also an avid composer, having written for the aforementioned ensembles, among others. Having now graduated from the Academy with a BMus and MMus with distinction, a DipRAM, the Edwin Samuel Dove and HRH Princess Alice The Duchess of Gloucester prizes for exceptional merit, as well as the Postgraduate pianists prize for the best postgraduate recital, he is there serving as a Piano fellow for 2018-19 having also been a Chamber music fellow for the previous year.
Award: Transmission Fund
Instrument/voice type: Piano