_DSC0022-02.jpegEuchar Gravina (b. 1994) is a London-based composer and music director.

Originally from Malta, his music is now performed internationally. He is currently showing great interest towards broad inter-disciplinarity as well extra-musical relationships to other fields such as architecture. Euchar’s compositional output also includes functional and liturgical pieces for choirs and instrumentalists.

Euchar is currently under commission to write for Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir through the Old Hispanic Office (University of Bristol), mezzo-soprano Marvic Monreal through the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation as well the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble through Teatru Manoel, the National Theatre of Malta, and the Maltese Presidency of the European Council for 2017. Other current commissions include projects with the Malta Philharmonic, the Waterloo Festival, the Royal Academy of Music and the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation.. Euchar’s music has been performed by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Chroma, Trio Mirage, Blossom Street Singers and the Bristol Cathedral Choir, amongst others.

Euchar has been recently appointed Music Director at St. John’s Waterloo as well as music curator for the Waterloo Festival. He is also a singer with the London Symphony Chorus.

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Upcoming Performances


Waterloo Festival
1st June – 25th June, 2017 – Waterloo Festival

Seven Doors – Sound Art Installation
16th June – 17th June, 2017 – The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall

24th June, 2017 – A new piece for tenor, children’s choir and organ, commissioned by the Waterloo Festival 2017.

Forest and dove
27th June – A new piece for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone away.
Joseph Havlat, Thomas Ang – Royal Academy Piano Festival (Royal Academy of Music)

Composer Speaks
30th June, 2017 – Presentation about recent compositions and research at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo.

Recent Performances

A caricature
17th November, 2016 – A solo piece for violoncello performed by Joanna Gutowska during a workshop run by Anssi Karttunen and Magnus Lindberg at the Royal Academy of Music.

30th November, 2016 – A set of three miniatures for guitar based on details from Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings, 400 years after his death. The collection was performed by Saki Kato during the Composer’s Platform concert at the DJRH (Royal Academy of Music).

There is no rose of such virtue
2nd December, 2016 – Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music for the annual Christmas Carol Service, ‘Carols by Candelight’, at Marylebone Parish Church. The carol was conducted by Jonathan Schranz.

Creta Cadis!
21st January, 2017 – Commissioned by Teatru Manoel and the Maltese Presidency of the European Council 2017. It will be performed by bass Albert Buttigieg and the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival. The piece, based on Latin text by Maltese poet and doctor Giovanni Francesco Buonamico (1639 – 1680), will be performed on tour later in the year across European cities.

The woman with the forget-me-nots
24th January, 2017 – A piece for alto recorder, bass recorder, viola da gamba and Baroque cello. It will be performed by players at the Department of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.

O Vos Omnes
7th April, 2017 – A motet for choir and strings. It will be performed by Cappella Coro Bel Canto at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in a concert, commissioned by the Ministry of Finance for a ECOFIN meeting as part of the Malta EU Presidency 2017.

How space breaks up around every cherry tree
27th April, 2017 – A new work for a sinfonietta. It will be performed by players at the Royal Academy of Music in DJRH (cond. Ben Glassberg).

Nunc Dimittis, Magnificat and Jubilate Deo
20th May, 2017 – Commissioned by the Old Hispanic Office (UoB) for Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir. It will be premiered in the Bristol Cathedral.

21st May, 2017 – A song for soprano and piano. Commissioned by Scholar Cantorum Jubilate for Blooming – Afternoon with SJC. Premired in Gozo (Malta) by soprano Marouska Attard.

Il-ġimgħa tibda bil-fdalijiet
25th May, 2017 – A song cycle, commissioned by the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, for mezzo-soprano Marvic Monreal. Based on poems by Adrian Grima. It will be premiered in London (more details to follow soon).

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