Simon Farrugia is a Maltese educator and an active researcher. At a very young age, his passion for music grew, particularly through his father’s formative influence. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musicology from the University of Malta and completed a postgraduate in Music Education. Notably, he studied harmony and counterpoint with the late Professor Joseph Vella. In 2017, he completed a Master’s Degree at the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta) in Ethnomusicology.
In 2011, he produced a television series Vjaġġ Mużikali (A Musical Journey) to raise awareness in world music. He has co-authored From A Rural Haven to a Tourist Paradise, published in 2011. He regularly writes researched articles, published in local magazines, journals, and newspapers. In August 2019, he contributed to the British Association of Symphonic Bands & Wind Ensembles.
His music editions include both urtext and facsimile editions ranging from seventeenth- to nineteenth-century compositions. His research interests lie in the areas of ethnomusicology, music editions and the relationship between musicology and theology.
Some distinguishing features of Korea's traditional music
Simon Farrugia recommends Albion Records' astonishing new recording
Simon Farrugia finds 'El Gran Astor' superbly expressed in this new album by Duo Praxedis
A snippet of a Maltese classical composer