Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello

Saturday, February 20 @ 8 pm


Cellist Pablo 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. Mahave-Veglia has appeared as soloist or chamber musician in his native Chile, Colombia, Perú, Costa Rica, Europe, Hong Kong 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 Elvehem Museum in Madison, Wisconsin; and in New York City at the Renee Weiler Hall, Bang on a Can Marathon and le poisson rouge.

At JMU, Mahave-Veglia will perform his Not So Alone program, a recital that focuses on the idea of creating polyphony (visual or musical) in works for cello with electronic and/or video counterpoint. An alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mahave-Veglia holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is associate professor of cello at Grand Valley State University. Mahave-Veglia counts among his musical influences his mother, the noted piano pedagogue Mercedes Veglia, as well as such artists/teachers as Arnaldo Fuentes, Steven Doane, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Janos Starker and Uri Vardi.


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