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Cello, Director of Early Music Ensemble, Professor


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2759 The Haas Center for Performing Arts

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Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is a Professor at Grand Valley State University. Mr. Mahave-Veglia is a cellist and teacher of broad interests whose repertoire ranges from the early baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers.

His current projects include touring with a solo program of the Bach Cello Suites using original instruments, including a 5-string violoncello piccolo. Recent and upcoming concerts, classes and lectures include performances at Ohio University, Converse College in South Carolina, Arizona Sate University, the SUNY at Fredonia, Queens College in Ontario, Canada, and the Universities of Iowa, Delaware, Kentucky, Missoula-Montana and Fairbanks-Alaska, among many others. Also, along with harpsichordist Gregory Crowell, he is researching, performing and recording Sonatas by Lanzetti, Caporale, Cervetto, Flesch and Galliard. This group of cellists/composers active in London in the 1740's represents a distinctive school of cello playing largely neglected in the concert and recorded repertoire. An alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Dr. Mahave-Veglia holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music.

Additionally, he has attended such music festivals as Banff (Canada), NOI (Maryland), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Jerusalem International Festival (Israel) and the Schleswig-Holstein and Heidelberg Music Festivals (Germany). Mr. Mahave-Veglia is a former faculty member at the University of Evansville (Indiana), Ripon College (Wisconsin), St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Madison Summer Cello Institute, the International Music Academy in Pilsen (Czech Republic), and the Eastern and Brevard Music Festivals (North Carolina). In addition, he has appeared as soloist or chamber musician in his native Chile, Colombia, Perú, Costa Rica, Europe and Malaysia. In the United States he has performed at such venues as the Mammoth Lakes Chamber Music Festival (California), the Saugatuck Music Festival (Michigan), the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, the Elvehjem Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and in New York City at the Renee Weiler Hall, Bang on a Can Marathon and le poisson rouge. Professor Mahave-Veglia performs on a baroque cello made by Chilean Luthier Marcelo Cigna in 1986. His modern instrument is a 1790 William Forster on loan to him by an anonymous private collector.

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