Reuben Pace
"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art."

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

"Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity."

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

"First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers."

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

"It is necessary to abandon yourself completely, and let the music do as it will with you."

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Latest News


Pace's Latest Work Premiered at the Musikverein Vienna

On the 29th of September, Pace's latest work the 'Imdina Suite' for solo guitar was premiered at the Stone Hall, Musikverein to a full house.

More information at: http://society.at/2018/10/01/concert-music-for-guitar-from-vienna-to-malta/


Pace's Latest Work to Be Performed at the Musikverein Vienna

Pace's latest work the ‘Imdina Suite' for solo guitar shall be premiered by the international guitarist Dr. Johanna Beisteiner at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria on the 29th of September. This is the second time that Pace will be collaborating with Dr. Beisteiner. In January 2017 Beisteiner premiered Pace's Concertino for Guitar and Harpsichord during the Valletta International Baroque Festival.

This concert is made possible by the Cultural Diplomacy Fund administered by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.


Pace Invited to Minsk

Last month on the 19th Pace was invited by the Belarusian Union of Composers to give a presentation about classical music in Malta in general with particular focus on Pace's projects and the European Capital of Culture 2018, Valletta. The presentation was then translated to Belarusian and transmitted over the state radio.



Official events for Hearing Orpheus Today 2018 launched

Pace has launched the official events for Hearing Orpheus Today 2018. In 2018 the Hearing Orpheus Today concert shall be held in 3 countries – in Valleta , Malta (European Capital of Culture 2018) on the 13th of April, in Minsk, Belarus on the 25th of May 2018 and in Brno, Czek Republic in Autum 2018.



Pace launches the Project "City of Humanity"

This month Pace officially launched the project "City of Humanity". This is a large project being done in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Employment as well as the Ministry for Justice, Culture and the Local Councils. Visit the offical site www.cityofhumanity.org for further details.

Biography

After initial music tuition starting from the age of eight, Pace sat for a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Malta followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

In September 2001 he completed a Master of Arts in Creative Music Technology and Music for Film, Media and the Arts at the University of Wales, Bangor (UK). Subsequently he sat for a Ph.D in composition at said University of Wales, graduating in 2012.

His music is performed regularly in Malta as well as in the UK by Ensemble Cymru, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, by Painting Music , and the Duke String Quartet.

He has also had performances in St.Petersburg and Moscow, Russia as well as in Rome. Some of his scores have been included in the prestigious Schumanhauss museum in Bonn, Germany. Pace has composed for a wide range of ensembles including for symphonic orchestra as well as ensembles combining acoustic and electronic elements.

One of his most prominent works is the multi-media opera 'Il-Kantilena , Karba ta' Hames Mitt Sena, Karba ta' Zmienna'. This work was comissioned for the national celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of Malta as a republic and is the first ever Maltese multi-media opera.

He currently lectures at the University of Malta, as well as working regularly on commissions in his own recording studio in Siggiewi.