John E. ZammitPace was born in Attard, Malta. He started studying music while still in primary school singing in choirs and learning the basics of Descant Recorder.
At 13 he started having guitar lessons and learned the basics of music theory. He spent most of his teenage playing in Rock bands, but, at twenty he started to concentrate more on Jazz, Film music, the piano, mandolin, and percussion, and studying the scores of Classical Music. He spent a few years performing in Greek and Spanish cruising ships but, eventually, he started to get involved with the Avant-Garde with the likes of Stockhausen, Xenakis, Boulez, Cage, and others, while spending a year at university for musicology where he also worked on the part writing of Charles Camilleri's Opera Compostella.
To date, he has composed circa 150 works, including Symphonies, String quartets, Concertos, and works for solo instruments. In Music Theory and Composition, he is self-taught.
He had some of his works performed in Buenos Aires, Chicago, Connecticut, Romania, and Berlin. Most of his music scores are today found at the Malta National Archives, which he gave them as An Contribution to Society. On the 5th of May of 2018, two of his Classical guitar Sonatas where performed by the Argentinian guitarist Carlos Eduardo Bojarski, and the Duo HARPVERK have commissioned him a work which is now composed and called ‘BELT 1' while another Duo Sideband is to perform another work of his ‘Bliss for 2'.