Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna has appointed Mro Hamish Dustagheer as ‘Maestro di Cappella’ of the Metropolitan Cathedral. This appointment follows a public call for applications. The ‘Maestro di Cappella’ is to prepare and direct the music and choir during liturgical celebrations at the Metropolitan Cathedral and St John’s Co-Cathedral. He is also to promote liturgical music in the Archdiocese of Malta. Mro Dustagheer will take up the post on Ash Wednesday 2017.
Born in 1992, prize-winning pianist and organist Hamish Dustagheer studied at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in 2014 with first-class honours. He studied with Gordon Fergus-Thompson (concert pianist) and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin (Organiste Titulaire Adjointe of Saint-Sulpice, Paris). During his time at Royal College he achieved examination and competition success, as well as obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music.