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


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


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


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


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Pace is first Maltese composer to be included at the Valletta International Baroque Festival (in Maltese)

The fifth edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival will welcome a Maltese composer for the very first time having only hosted foreign-based composers before this year.

The festival will include the world premiere of Pace's Concertino for Guitar, Harpsichord and Orchestra work.

The concert will also feature work from Arvo Pärt, Gustav Mahler, Ottorino Respighi and Astor Piazzola.

Pace's latest major work, Concertino for guitar and harpsichord shall be premiered on the 26th of January 2017 at the Manoel Theatre during the Valletta International Baroque Festival.

The soloists are internationally acclaimed German guitarist Johanna Beisteiner and Maltese pianist and harpsichordist Joanne Camilleri. It is the first time ever that a contemporary Maltese composer is being included in this festival. For bookings go to the Valletta International Baroque Festival website.


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.