Reuben Pace

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Reuben Pace

Reuben Pace born on 13 November, 1974 and comes from Siġġiewi. He is a Composer , Producer and Music Educator.

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 , in Rome, in Rhodes Greece and in Minsk Belarus. 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’ Ħames Mitt Sena, Karba ta’ Żmienna’. This work was commissioned for the national celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of Malta as a republic and is the first ever Maltese multi-media opera. He was the first contemporary Maltese composer ever to be played at the Valletta International Baroque Festival when his Concertino for Guitar and Harpsichord was premiered at the Manoel Theatre in January 2017.

He currently lectures at the University of Malta, as well as working regularly on commissions in his own recording studio in Siġġiewi. He is currently working on an opera cycle of 3 operas ‘City of Humanity’. The premier of the first opera (on a libretto by veteran author Ġorġ Peresso) shall be in November 2018 when Valletta will be European Capital of Culture.