Interview with Ludwig Galea

Knighted by the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

Where do you live: Mosta
Status: Engaged
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Main occupation: Drama teacher
Media-related occupation: Musical theatre singer / performer

Ludwig Galea is one of Malta’s most loved pop tenors. He received his early musical and vocal instructions under his uncle, former Maestro Di Cappella of St. John’s Co Cathedral Rev. Alberto Borg OSA. In 2012 he was knighted by the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

His singing credits includes performing during the closing ceremony of America’s soap opera “As The World Turns” in Holland, European Sports Award 2013, Ludwig Live in Concert in Australia 2012, “My Music” Ludwig Live in Concert on M-Sat TV in Bulgaria, Supporting Act with Simply Red at the concert in Malta, The Eurovision Song Contest (Turkey) with the song “On Again Off Again”, “Helu Bambin” local Christmas hit song, “Three for One” New Year’s gala concert held in Bulgaria with the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra, “Independence” official song for Common Wealth Heads Of Government Meeting held in Malta, “Fil-Port Ma L-Ewropej” Official song for Malta accession into the European Union, Performance in the EU Parliament in Brussels, Performance at the “Premio Top Sprint” the yearly event that awards Sicilian personalities in Sicily, Italy; performance in Jerusalem during the world religions peace rally, “Les Missaigonguerre” highlights from Shonberg and Boublil’s masterpieces with the Maltese National Orchestra, Jesus Christ Superstar (playing Jesus), Andrew Lloyd Webber And Cameron Mackintosh … THE TRIBUTE, 1565 The Musical (Playing Polastron), From Screen To Stage (Playing Christian in Moulin Rouge), “Romanza” Julie and Ludwig un-plugged at Saint James Cavallier, ‘Mega Hit Festival’ in Turkey obtaining second prize for the song ‘Mood Swing’, and ‘Discovery Festival’ in Bulgaria obtaining first prize for the song ‘Endlessly’ .

Ludwig has been a resident singer on the popular TV program “Sas-Sitta” for the past six years.

Do you wear boxers or briefs?

What was the biggest challenge you faced since you started your singing career?
The toughest challenge is to maintain your popularity. The most difficult part was that transition from the Eurovision Song Contest to what I prefer to do mostly nowadays which is performing. There have been cases of former ESC singers who literally vanish from the scene after the ESC. I never wanted to get into that trap. It’s a tough job, but hard work pays off.

Do you have a grooming regime?
Most definitely, I believe that each and every person regardless of what they do for a living should take care of themselves and try to look as good as they can. This shouldn’t be done just for the sake of others, but most importantly for one’s self.

Are you a good cook?
Let’s put it this way – I can nourish myself lol – however I have four superb cooks who really take good care of me – my mum, my fiancé , my sister and future mother-in-law. They are fantastic when it comes to cooking and baking stuff.

What is it that you cook really well?
Pasta Vongole and Grilled Argentinian Rib-Eye (using wood to cook) with jacket potatoes filled with mozzarella, eggs and pancetta.

What do you prefer:- women or cars? And why?
Definitely women – although I do love my sports car as well. Having said that, I have always believed and mentioned this in many circumstances, that the woman without any doubt is one of the most beautiful things God has created.