‘A singer who plays piano, whatever will they think of next?’ (Roderick Williams).
Welsh-Italian Pianist and Tenor, Joseph Cavalli-Price is studying for his Professional Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, with Michael Dussek, Joseph Middleton and Malcolm Martineau. Earlier this year, he attained a Masters with Distinction from the Academy and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. In 2020, he graduated with first-class honours in Vocal and Opera Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music.
Described as ‘a rare breed of accompanist, exquisitely sympathetic to the needs of a soloist’ Joseph is an Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder Young Artist for 2022/23. He has received numerous awards for both his accompanying and singing including; the 2022 Mozart Singing Competition Pianist Prize, 2022 Eleri Evans Award for Piano Accompaniment at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Academy's Jacob Barnes Award for Collaborative Piano, third prize in the Rex- Stephens Prize for Accompanists, highly commended in The Royal Academy of Music’s Major van Someren-Godfrey Prize for Piano Accompaniment and whilst at RWCMD, won; the Layton Watkins Memorial Award, the John Thomas Memorial Award and the Margaret George Memorial Scholarship.
At the Academy Joseph plays for the prestigious Academy Song Circle and Academy Voices and in with them, makes his Wigmore Hall Debut in January 2023.
During his time at RAM, he has accompanied masterclasses with Graham Johnson OBE, Amanda Roocroft, Christopher Maltman, Angelika Kirchschlager, Hartmut Höll, Dame Sarah Connolly, Florian Boesch, Christian Gerhaher, Lucy Crowe, James Gilchrist, Simon Lepper and Roderick Williams.
A passionate believer that music should be accessible for all, in November 2020, Joseph founded the charity Music in Hospices: which aims to bring the joy of live music to Hospice and Palliative Care settings. During the Covid19 Pandemic, the organisation released a virtual concert to every Hospice in Wales and England, delivered live virtual performances and raised almost £2,000 to further the work of the charity. With interest and support of high-profile executives from Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Nordoff Robbins, Joseph looks forward to growing and expanding the organisation over the coming years and welcomes any interest and support.
A Live Music Now UK Artist Joseph has also performed at charity events for organisations including; Barclays, Clifford Chance, Bloodwise, Childline, Cancer Research, The International Women’s Forum, Cardiff Blues, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Bobath Cymru, European Society of Criminology, Royal Military Police and David Lloyd Clubs.
As an accompanist, repetiteur and vocal animateur, Joseph has worked amongst others with: Welsh National Opera, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Only Boys Aloud, Only Kids Aloud and the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra. Notable performances include; his debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018, as guest accompanist of the Festival of Massed Male Choirs, the official accompanist for Wales’ Festival of Remembrance and for Sir Karl Jenkins’ 75th Birthday Concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, as Organ Scholar at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Cardiff, a performance for HRH the Prince of Wales and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He also worked as a repetiteur for Musical Theatre shows and operatic productions including The Gondoliers (Alice Farnham), The Magic Flute (Gareth Jones), RWCMD’s Opera gala (James Southall), Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes, Wicked (LMTO Sitz), Songs from the Shows (WMTO Tour) and National Productions of The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Little Shop of Horrors.
A talented ensemble singer, Joseph was successful in obtaining a place as one of five tenors (out of two hundred applicants) in Harry Christophers' The Sixteen Young Artist Scheme "Genesis Sixteen" for 2019/2020 working with Harry Christophers, Eamon Dougan and Mary King. He has performed in concert with the choir at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Magdalen College, Oxford, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and at the National Opera Studio. Alongside his studies he has held positions at Llandaff Cathedral, St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cardiff Oratory and was also a Choral Scholar with the BBC National Chorus of Wales. Joseph was a founding member of the Welsh choir, 'Only Boys Aloud' and sang with the choir on in Britain’s Got Talent and in performances for; the Queen and Royal Family in Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival, the Royal Opening of the Senedd for the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and for HRH Prince Edward at the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival.
Joseph is grateful for the ongoing and generous support of Help Musicians UK, the Ryan Davies Memorial Award and the James Pantyfedwen Foundation.