B i o g r a p h y
Maurizio Schembri is a Music Composer, Session Drummer, Co-Founder & Vice President of the Malta Art Music Association (MAMA).
“I am an artist who passionately paints his emotions and other qualities in sounds with an unmeasurable desire to create and portray his inward infinity as a means of self-expression and a contribution to the human spirit .”
Maurizio Schembri – Composer (b. 1972)
From an early age Maurizio had an appreciation for music. It’s basic elements: Rhythm, harmony, timbre and texture have always fascinated him. His greatest discovery was when he started going through his dad’s reel to reel tapes, listening to the music of the likes of The Beatles, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard & the Shadows. The exposure to classical music came from his grandfather with whom he used to spend hours listening to classical music especially Italian Opera.
He eventually took up drums & percussion which he played & performed with several bands. In 2003 Maurizio decided that it was the prime time to get back to his music studies. He enrolled for a course in Music Theory at the Johann Strauss School of Music and he also took additional private tuition in music theory along with piano.
During 2008 Maurizio attended a course in Audio Engineering at MCAST as he was in the process of building a Home Recording Studio.
In 2009 he took up Music Composition under the tuition of Mro. Effie Pulis at the Johann Strauss School of Music. In 2012 Maurizio had started widening his knowledge on Modern Music Techniques, Contemporary Music Composition, Instrumentation and Orchestration under the guidance of Dr Reuben Pace whose ideas, philosophies, techniques and methods were found to be very helpful and inspiring.
His music has been performed at the: Johann Strauss School of Music, Valletta; Sala Isouard, Manoel Theatre, Valletta; MITP Theatre, University of Malta, Valletta; Marian Hall, Sacred Heart Convent , St.Julians; St. James Cavalier, Valletta; The Westin Dragonara, St. Julians; St. Paul's Proto Parish & Collegiate Church, Rabat; Le Meridien St. Julian's Hotel & Spa, St. Julian's; St. Aloysious College, Birkirkara; Teatru Salesjan, Sliema; St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta; Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, San Anton Palace, Attard (Malta) and at the Palace of Oranienbaum - St. Petersburg (Russia).
Maurizio is the Co-Founder & Vice-President of the Malta Art Music Association (MAMA) - an entity which strives to raise the profile of Maltese Art Music.