Who are Melbourne Saxophone?
Melbourne Saxophone is a Melbourne-based company that features and showcases the saxophone in a variety of professional performances and education programs. Through the artistic direction of Joseph Lallo, Melbourne Saxophone aims to be the premier place for saxophonists of all ages and levels.
Melbourne Saxophone is proud to present the inaugural 100SAX a weekend of amazing music with over 100 saxophonists, and manage the Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble, a 12-piece ensemble featuring Melbourne’s best saxophonists performing a wide range of modern and traditional repertoire. Melbourne Saxophone present a range of recitals every year, including visiting national and international saxophonists.
Artistic Director, Conductor
A native of Melbourne, Australian saxophonist and conductor Joseph Lallo returned to his hometown in 2016 after six years in France, and is currently teaching saxophone at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.
Joseph is a graduate of The University of Melbourne (Barry Cockroft & Ian Godfrey), the Bordeaux Conservatoire de Musique (Marie-Bernadette Charrier), and the Strasbourg Haute École des Arts du Rhin (Philippe Geiss). He has performed in masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Kenneth Tse, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Guy Lacour, and Neils Bijl, amongst others.
Joseph has performed alongside some of the top performers and pedagogues around the world, and was the programming and artistic assistant for SaxOpen, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival. He has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and is a member of the ensemble Duo Dela with French soprano Claire Trouilloud. An advocate of new music and combination ensembles, he has performed World Premiers by Jean-François Zygel, Tómas Gubitsch, Ivan Solano, Javier Muñoz-Bravo, Franck Tortiller and Mark Phillips, the French premiere of Roger Boutry’s Concerto for Alto and Soprano Saxophone, and the Australian premiers of works by Robert Lemay, François Rossé, Gilbert Amy, Pierre Jodlowski, Mauricio Sotelo and Philippe Geiss. He was featured artist on Australian composer Katy Abbot’s 2010 CD, Sunburnt Aftertones.
Joseph has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2013 Strasbourg HEAR New Talent Scholarship, the 2012 Australian Arts Council Skills and Development Grant, the 2009 Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the highest result in his Bachelor of Music, the 2009 Donovan-Johnston Memorial Travel Scholarship, and the 2008 Rogowski Saxophone Scholarship.
Joseph has taught at The Australian Saxophone Retreat, The Melbourne Saxophone Workshop, and The Strasbourg Conservatorium of Music.
Joseph is a Selmer Saxophones Artist, and performs on Series III Alto & Soprano Saxophones, a Selmer Concept mouthpiece, and Selmer Reeds.
Jade Norfolk began her career in the arts while studying for a Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Diploma of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne.While completing her degree, Jade became interested in orchestra management and arts administration, while learning to put together concerts for her composition subjects. She later gained her Diploma of Event Management after developing a passion for creating and producing events down to the very last detail.
Over the last 10 years, Jade has worked and volunteered as a stage and event manager at a variety of events, such as the Spring Early Music Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, 3MBS’s ‘Chamber Feast’ Festival and ‘Impressario’ by Opera Down Under with Richard Mills. She also operated as Orchestra Manager for John Hopkin OBE’s Masters of Conducting, and the Orchestra and Project Manager of My Music Room.
Jade currently works at Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO), performing roles in business development, administration and is now the Music Outreach Program Manager. In the last three years she has produced a variety of programs which have become a part of MYO’s core programs, such as a live-streamed Masterclass series in regional and metropolitan Victoria, the concerto competition - Virtuosity, and a residential summer camp which runs alongside the annual Summer School. Jade has also been a part of developing an online professional development program for music teachers, with renowned educator, Monte Mumford.
In addition to her arts and events roles Jade also produced videos for the 45th birthday year of MYO featuring short documentaries with fundamental alumni members.
Jade also owns her own childrens entertainment business, Sunnyface Parties.
100SAX would like to acknowledge the support of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as our principal partner