About John Buttigieg: Composer
John Buttigieg began his piano studies at the age of 5; by his teen years he was a keen interpreter of romantic piano music. He then went on to attend tuition at the Johann Strauss School of Music in Valletta, Malta. Here he had the opportunity to refine technical and interpretive skills via various masterclasses, several of which were held by Yuri Didenko – Senior Assistant Professor at the Moscow Conservatory. At the time John’s repertoire consisted of many works by Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, and Bach. He was simultaneously working on his compositional technique with highly accomplished pianists and composers who studied at the Royal College of Music, the University of Malta, and the Birmingham Conservatoire.
John’s style ranges from minimalist, and often meditative to somewhat more experimental, free, and harmonically abstract. However a clear affinity with the romantic era surrounds many of his works. John also holds a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham (UK) as well as an MA in Music Therapy from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK).