Michael Camilleri

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Michael Camilleri, born on 12 January 1996 from Nadur, Gozo, is the drummer of the band The Travellers, Principal Timpanist of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Soċjetà Filarmonika Mnarja. He started studying music from the age of 5 at the Soċjetà Filarmonika Mnarja under the tuition of Mro. Joseph Grech.

Michael wanted to broaden his studies and his father decided to take him for drum tuition in Malta. At the age of 7 he started his studies with Joseph Camilleri known as "Il-Bibi" and continued with Mro John Farrugia.

During the 9 year period under Johnny Farrugia’s tuition, Michael obtained all Trinity College of London certificates, including the ATCL, LTCL and FTCL Diplomas respectively.

In April 2016, he debuted with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as part-time percussionist. In 2018, he completed a Music Studies degree majoring in Performance, at the University of Malta. During this course, supervised by his tutor Daniel Cauchi, Michael became an all-rounder percussionist.

In September 2019 he was appointed Principal Timpanist of the MPO. Michael is currently mentored by Gregory Lecoeur, Principal Timpanist of Teatro del Maggio in Florence, Italy

Michael also served as a counsellor at the Nadur Local Counsel.