Galvin Cello Quartet to perform Sunday


The Beaches Fine Arts Series will present the Galvin Cello Quartet, winner of the 2022 Concert Artists Guild Competition, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 465 11th Ave. North, Jacksonville Beach. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.

Admission is free. A reception follows to meet the artists and view an art exhibit by Hillary McCullough

The Signature Concert Sponsor for this concert is the Tasher Curry Family.

Composed of members from China, Brazil, South Korea and the United States, Galvin Cello Quartet burst onto the scene after capturing the silver medal at the 2021 Fischoff Competition, followed shortly by winning the 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition and joining 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.

The group’s mission is to bring together new works from diverse cultural backgrounds while seeking to establish the cello quartet as a core part of the classical music world.