“Joseph Cavalli-Price – Pianist
Joseph is the accompanist of Only Boys Aloud, Only Kids Aloud, Cor Caerdydd, Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir, ReChoir and a keys player with the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra. He made his debut at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2018, as guest accompanist of the Festival of Massed Male Choirs. Other notable performances include working as the official accompanist for Wales’ Festival of Remembrance and as the official accompanist for Sir Karl Jenkins’ 75th Birthday Concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. A former Organ Scholar at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Cardiff, Joseph accompanied the choir for all the main Cathedral events, highlights of which included a performance for HRH the Prince of Wales and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Born in Neath, Joseph is studying as a Tenor on the Vocal and Opera course at the Royal Welsh
College of Music and Drama under the tuition of renowned Tenor, Adrian Thompson alongside his studies as a Collaborative Pianist with Michael Pollock.
Described as ‘a rare breed of accompanist, exquisitely sympathetic to the needs of a soloist,’ Joseph has received numerous awards for both his accompanying and singing including; the Layton Watkins Memorial Award, the Richard Harris Memorial Award, the Veal Award for Outstanding Musicianship, the St Elli Masonic Lodge Bursary Award, the Llanelli Grammar School Old Boys and Graig Former Pupils Association Bursary Award. He was also a finalist in the Eleri Evans Memorial Award and a semi-finalist in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Award.
A talented ensemble singer, Joseph was over the moon to obtain a place in Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen’s Young Artist Scheme, Genesis Sixteen, for 2019/2020. 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 Andrew at the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival.
Joseph has performed in classes and masterclasses for Adrian Thompson, Suzanne Murphy, Elizabeth Atherton, Lorna Anderson, Donald Maxwell, Simon Lepper and Michael Pollock and looks forward to performing in a masterclass with Malcolm Martineau as part of a series of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World events.
Joseph is a passionate believer that music should be accessible for all and was overjoyed to be accepted onto the Live Music Now scheme during 2019. He has 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.
In 2020 he launched the charity “”Music in Hospices”” in memory of his late mother.”