albert garzia 1 pageAlbert Garzia (born 1977) is a Maltese musician, composer, and music teacher. He began his musical training as an accordionist at an early age. He later decided to broaden his musical experience by studying piano and guitar. His studies in Industrial Electronics and technology led him to a career in that field which he eventually abandoned in favor of his musical education. After graduating in Music Composition from the University of Malta, he read for a Masters degree (MMus) at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His practicality and his fascination for the diverse facets of music is vividly apparent in his musical compositions. While Garzia adopts a versatile approach, his principal objective is to effectively establish communication with the listener.

Garzia's music ranges from orchestral to chamber combinations and has been performed in a variety of settings. Through artistic collaborations he has composed music intertwined with dance, film, theatre, as well as the visual arts. One such collaboration was with visual artist Pierre Portelli, which resulted in Spokes (2011); a work which employed six bicycles and made strong use of fundamental visual elements. The work was part of the Contemporary Sounds exhibition organized by the Malta Association for Contemporary Music in collaboration with St James Cavalier and supported by the Malta Arts Fund.

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