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About the Artist
A veritable United Nations of cellists, the Galvin Quartet combines musicians from China, Brazil, South Korea, and the United States. The four members met at Northwestern University—taking their name from its jewel-box recital hall—and quickly captured attention with the silver medal at the 2021 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the top prize of the 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Each member can highlight further accomplishments: Sihao He is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) and won first prize at Shanghai’s Haydn Invitational Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Simply Quartet. In addition to regular appearances at top festivals around the county, Sydney Lee has performed with Curtis On Tour in visits to China, Hong Kong, Germany, and Poland. Haddon Kay is a first-prize winner at the Rembrandt and Discover Chamber Music Competitions and has performed on NPR’s From the Top and on WFMT’s Introductions. When he isn’t performing chamber music across the US, Brazil, and Canada, Luiz Fernando Venturelli can be found alongside pop, rock, folk, and metal artists throughout Brazil, as well as composing and recording his own music.
The group’s Ravinia-debut program comprises arrangements of such classics as Vivaldi’s “Summer” Concerto from The Four Seasons and tender music from Wagner’s Lohengrin as well as works by such contemporary composers as Astor Piazzolla and Gabriela Lena Frank.
Galvin Cello Quartet
Sydney Lee, cello
Haddon Kay, cello
Luiz Fernando Venturelli, cello
|David Popper:||Concert Polonaise, op. 14 (arr. Sebastian van Eck)|
|Antonio Vivaldi:||“Summer” Concerto in G minor, RV 315, from The Four Seasons (arr. James Barralet)|
|Richard Wagner:||“Feierliches Stück” from Lohengrin (arr. Hans Erik Deckert)|
|Gioachino Rossini:||Une larme (Theme and Variations in A minor) from Péchés de vieillesse, Vol. 9 (arr. Laszlo Varga)|
|Gabriela Lena Frank:||Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (arr. Galvin Quartet)|
|Astor Piazzolla:||La Muerte del Ángel (arr. Blaise Déjardin)|