Sunday, November 17, 2024
2:00 p.m.
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607

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     Composed of members from China, Brazil, South Korea, and the United States, the Galvin Cello Quartet ​burst onto the scene after capturing the Silver Medal at the 2021 Fischoff Competition; shortly after the Quartet won the the 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition and joined the Concert Artists Guild roster. Cellists Sihao He, Sydney Lee, Haddon Kay, and Luiz Fernando Venturelli ​met as students at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music in the studio of acclaimed pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen​, and the Quartet takes its name from the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall at Bienen.


Sihao He, cello
Sydney Lee, cello
Haddon Kay, cello
Luiz Fernando Venturelli , cello


     The Galvin Cello Quartet embodies virtuosity, with each member bringing
their ownartistic nuance and acclaimed background to the ensemble.
Sihao He was the Grand Prize-winner at the 3rd Gaspar Cassado
International Cello Competition in Japan and claimed 3rd prize in
Munich’s ARD International Music Competition. He was a Laureate of the
first Queen Elisabeth Competition and the International Tchaikovsky
Competition for Young Musicians and has appeared in concerts with leading
orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
​Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

                                                                             Sydney Lee captured 1st prize at the 2022 Washington International Competition and                                                                             2nd prize at the Classic Strings International Competition in Dubai, as well as 1st prize at the                                                                      10th Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition. She has performed in venues such as                                                                           the Kennedy Center Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh Symphony’s Heinz                                                                       Hall, and Verizon Hall.

                                                                             Haddon Kay first debuted with the Civic Orchestra
                                                                      of Chicago as a finalist for the Chicago Symphony Young
                                                                     Artist Competition. Most recently, he won the 2021
Northwestern University Concerto/Aria Competition, after which he performed the
Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra.

                                                                           Luiz Fernando Venturelli made his solo debut at the
                                                                      São Paulo Hall at the age of 9 and has since been featured
                                                                       as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the São
                                                                       Paulo ​State Symphony, the Goiás Philharmonic, and the Bahia Symphony. He has recently                                                                               been ​a prizewinner in the Sphinx Competition, the Samuel and Elinor Thaviu String                                                                                             Competition, and the New York International Artists Association.​