Ludwig Galea (born 26 November 1977) is a local singer / pop tenor.
He received his early musical and vocal instructions under his uncle, former Maestro Di Cappella of St. John’s Co Cathedral Rev. Alberto Borg OSA.
After performing as a backing vocal in local festivals, Ludwig took part in Joe Brown and Joe Julian Farrugia's musical Diana; Queen of Hearts. His first appearance as a solo singer came in the year 2000 at Fresh; Festival for Youths 2000 wherein he placed third with a song which he himself composed entitled 'All you ever need'.
Ludwig Galea performed in the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2004 along Julie Zahra. Julie & Ludwig managed to qualify to the final placing 12th out of 36 countries with On Again... Off Again by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg, recorded in Germany. As 12 countries had to qualify for the following year's edition according to the placing, Malta did not need to go through the semi-final in Ukraine in May 2005.
Singing with Julie, Ludwig took part in various local and international song festivals with songs, Adagio, Endlessly, My Number One and "Sebat Ilwien". They also participated in the Golden Stag (Romania) with the cover-version of the Romanian Eurovision 2002 entry Tell Me Why.
Ludwig's singing credits include performing during the closing ceremony of America’s soap opera “As The World Turns” in Holland, European Sports Award 2013, Ludwig Live in Concert in Australia 2012, “My Music” Ludwig Live in Concert on M-Sat TV in Bulgaria, Supporting Act with Simply Red at the concert in Malta, “Helu Bambin” local Christmas song, “Three for One” New Year’s gala concert held in Bulgaria with the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra, “Independence” official song for Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting held in Malta, Fil-Port mal-Ewropej for Malta's accession into the European Union, a performance in Brussels, another at the “Premio Top Sprint”, an event that awards Sicilian personalities in Sicily, singing in Jerusalem during the world religions peace rally, “Les Missaigonguerre” highlights from Shonberg and Boublil’s masterpieces with the Maltese National Orchestra, Jesus Christ Superstar (playing Jesus), Andrew Lloyd Webber And Cameron Mackintosh … THE TRIBUTE, 1565 The Musical (Playing Polastron), From Screen To Stage (Playing Christian in Moulin Rouge), “Romanza” Julie and Ludwig un-plugged at St James Cavallier, ‘Mega Hit Festival’ in Turkey obtaining second prize for the song ‘Mood Swing’, and the Discovery International Pop Music Festival in Bulgaria where song Endlessly won first prize.
In 2012 Ludwig was knighted by the Sovereign Hospitallier Order of St John of Jerusalem.