Euchar Gravina (b. 1994) is a London-based composer and music director.
Originally from Malta, his music is now performed internationally. He is currently showing interest towards broad inter-disciplinarity as well extra-musical relationships. Euchar’s compositional output also includes functional and liturgical pieces for choirs and instrumentalists.
Euchar is currently under commission to write for Valletta 2018 (European Capital City of Culture) as well as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra through Teatru Manoel, Malta’s national theatre. His recent projects include commissions for Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir through the Old Hispanic Office (University of Bristol), the Waterloo Festival, mezzo-soprano Marvic Monreal through the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation as well the Maltese Presidency of the European Council for 2017.
Euchar has been recently appointed Artistic Director at the Waterloo Festival, an arts and community festival in the heart of London, and is the music Director at St. John’s Waterloo. He is also a singer with the London Symphony Chorus.
Euchar studied music at the University of Malta with John Galea and Gordon Zammit and was included in the Dean’s List. He continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with Simon Bainbridge and Edmund Finnis. While at the Academy, he followed classes in choral conducting with Patrick Russill (London Oratory) and participated in masterclasses and lessons with Oliver Knussen, Bent Sorensen, Magnus Lindberg, Judith Weir and Michael Finnissy, amongst others.
Euchar is generously supported by the Janatha Stubbs Foundation, the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation and is a recipient of Arts Scholarship, financed by the Government of Malta.