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Patrick Galvin – Friday, May 12 at 8 pm


Patrick Galvin, violin

with Connor Buckley, piano

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Korine Fujiwara Tangy from Six Tasty Caprices
Grażyna Bacewicz Polish Caprice
Pablo de Sarasate Romanza andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1
Amy Beach Romance, Op. 23
Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor

Patrick Galvin, a San Francisco native, is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Camilla Wicks, Wei He, and Simon James.  He also spent two years studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria. He made his solo debut at age 11 with the Oakland East Bay Symphony playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has performed numerous times as soloist with orchestra as well as many, many recitals. Patrick performs regularly throughout North America with engagements in Europe as well.

With fiscal sponsorship from InterMusic SF, he has commissioned and premiered several new works, which he has performed around the Bay Area and beyond, including from composers Stefan Cwik Axel Hererra. Patrick is a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob who perform regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and whose first album is currently available on itunes and on vinyl.

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