Joseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor from 2012 - 18. He is a versatile musician, working not only as a solo pianist but also as a frequent chamber musician, accompanist, repetiteur and composer.
He is a keen sock enthusiast and chamber musician, performing frequently with multiple groups other than the Tritium Trio: Trio Derazey, Duo Ex Libris as well as the LSO percussion ensemble. Passionate about contemporary music, he is a founding member and artistic director of contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y and is also an avid composer, having written for the aforementioned ensembles, among others.
Having now graduated from the Academy with a BMus and MMus with distinction, a DipRAM, the Edwin Samuel Dove and HRH Princess Alice The Duchess of Gloucester prizes for exceptional merit, as well as the Postgraduate pianists prize for the best postgraduate recital, he is there serving as a Piano fellow for 2018-19 having also been a Chamber music fellow for the previous year.