Edward Mifsud is a pianist, composer and music tutor. He started piano lessons at a young age with Ms. Amelia Calleja and furthered his studies later on with Mro. Michael Laus at the University of Malta. He has achieved DipLCM and ALCM diplomas in pianoforte performance and has performed in numerous concerts around the island in the past years.
He is also involved in contemporary projects and has worked with various artists in a range of musical genres. He is currently collaborating with Dorothy Bezzina, Chris Grech and Kevin Borg. He is also part of the progressive metal band Twenty-Six Other-Worlds, the rock band Elder Water and the popular Maltese brass band Versatile Brass. Edward also leads a youth choir at the Salesian Oratory, Sliema – the Salesian Worship Team.
Edward is also a composer. His works include sacred choral music, orchestral music, piano music and songs based on Maltese poetry. One of his works is the score for Stenbaħ!, a short film that was chosen for the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. Edward holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Malta and is currently reading a master degree in composition at the same university. His thesis focuses on the relationship between classical music and 1970’s progressive rock music in the UK.
Edward also served as musical director in a number of concerts in recent years. The most recent was Some Enchanted Evening, a concert featuring love songs from the musicals held in February 2020 at Robert Samut Hall, Floriana. Your Song, held in October 2019 at the National Library, Valletta, was another memorable concert. This concert featured a string orchestra, a band and a choir accompanying some of Malta’s best voices, with original arrangements of Elton John’s music. Another fascinating concert was Down Memory Lane, held at Teatru Manoel in July 2018. This concert featured the music of Gaetano Kanta, a popular Maltese singer from the 1960s and 70s. In September 2017, Edward directed a multi-disciplinary performance entitled Sfumat, that was staged at Teatru Salesjan and involved 80 young people. Edward also occupies the role of musical director in the new production company Revamp Malta.
He is also a teacher of music at a local secondary school where he teaches piano performance and music theory and leads the school orchestra.