Veteran Member, Baritone Joseph Lia receives the Companionate of Merit (April 2016)
Confrere Joseph Lia has been a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus from the very first years of the founding of the international Lazarite confraternity in Malta. Joseph Lia has specialised his studies in the musical camp and has spent several years undergoing studies in Doctorate level in Russia, tutored by the best classical music names in Saint Petersburg.
He has made an international name for himself as an up and coming baritone and has performed throughout Europe with top names in the classical world.Notwithstanding his academic pressures and the pressures related to his international commitments in the classical world, Joseph Lia continued to take an active interest in the works of the Order and its Foundations in Malta and in Russia. It was specifically for his Lazarite commitments that the Council of Knights unanimously approved the granting of the Companionate of Merit of the Order to Baritone Joseph Lia for his services to the Order and to culture worldwide. We wish him more success in his musical career.