Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia in 1994 where he began his piano studies at age five. Successful in competitions around the Perth metropolitan area, as well as interstate, Joseph graduated from Hale School in 2011 with a Subject Exhibition in Music for the highest mark in the state. Upon applying successfully to the Royal Academy of Music later that year, he began studying under Professor Joanna MacGregor for piano, and Patrick Nunn for composition, and also became an AMF Young Musician. Having graduated from his undergraduate course in 2016 with the Edwin Samuel Dove prize for special merit during studentship, he began his MMus study the following September. Joseph has performed around the UK and in Europe, America and Australia as a soloist, and as part of chamber groups and orchestras, most notably in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, West Road Concert Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, King’s Place and Perth Concert Hall, as well as at Aldeburgh and Dartington music festivals and in many Academy produced concerts and events. He is a keen sock enthusiast and chamber musician, performing frequently with the Tritium Clarinet Trio, contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y (a founding member of both groups) and Trio Derazey, and also an avid composer, having written for the aforementioned ensembles, among others.