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Paul Abela

Paul Abela graduated in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, U.S.A. He composed some of Malta’s most popular songs, as well as numerous other songs for the Maltese and international market which have been recorded by artists from Sweden, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom and Italy. Composer of a number of original musicals such as ĠENSNA, TAĦT TLIET SALTNIET, ALI BABA, BASTILJA and 1565 THE MUSICAL. His compositions have represented Malta four times in the Eurovision Song Contest, where he has also conducted the Eurovision Orchestra. Has also conducted the orchestra during a number of editions of Malta Song for Europe and Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija. Abela collaborated with Joseph Calleja, Claudio Bagloni, Gigi D’Alessio, Ronan Keating, Ron, Ivana Spagna, Gabriele Comeglio and others. He taught music theory, piano and improvisation at the J. Strauss School of Music where he founded and directed the J. Strauss Big Band and also played in jazz festivals in Malta, Italy and U.S.A. Was musical director and conductor for a number of musicals as well as several pantomimes and concerts.

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