Dr. Joseph Lia
Head Creative Europe Desk Malta at Creative Europe
Joseph Lia is the Head of Culture of the Creative Europe Desk Malta. He graduated from the University of Malta in Music, and later obtained a Masters and a Doctorate Degree in Performing Arts (Voice) and Pedagogy from the St Petersburg State Conservatoire.
Joseph has been active in the Culture and Creative Industry for more than 25 years both as a performer and also as an arts manager. He won several vocal international competitions abroad, and also served as a jury member for international choral and singing competitions. Joseph performs regularly in several international festivals as a soloist, organises several cultural events, and is invited abroad to give vocal master classes to solo singers and choirs.
Joseph Lia is also a part time lecturer at the University of Malta within the Centre for Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the founder and artistic director of the Malta International Organ Festival, and is a committee member of KorMalta – Malta National Choir, which project was his initiative with Arts Council Malta.