Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is Professor of Cello 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. He 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.
Highlights of the current season include guest chamber music performances with the Magisterra Soloist in Canada, and the Harlem Symphony Chamber Players during their residency at the University of Iowa, as well as performing as guest principal cellist with the Holland Symphony in Michigan, and with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra in Indiana. Other solo performances this year include the complete Sonatas for cello and continuo by Vivaldi with harpsichordist Gregory Crowell, a Beethoven Sonata programs with pianist Paulina Zamora at the Frutillar Music Festival in Chile, and as soloist in the Saint-Saëns concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de La Serena, also in Chile.
A concerto tour of Chile two years ago featured performances of the Haydn D Major Concerto with the Orquesta Clásica de Santiago, the Dvorak with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Antofagasta and the Boccherini with the Chamber Orchestra of Coyhaique. Previous projects include the performance of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for cello and pianoforte utilizing period instruments and historical performance practices. Each of the three concerts was performed at Grand Valley State University, and repeated in regional concert series, and featured a different keyboard artist. Concerts took place at Eastern Michigan University, the Ann Arbor Early Music Academy, the Feeding the Soul of the City Series in Muskegon, MI, the Colby Barn Early Music Series in Illinois, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Previous endeavors include touring with a solo program of the Bach Cello Suites using original instruments, including a 5-string violoncello piccolo. Recent 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 and Hong Kong Baptist University, among many others. His program of galant style Sonatas by London-based composers was performed at venues like the Fringe Concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival, the Fontana Chamber Arts Summer Festival in Kalamazoo, and in Chicago's Live from WFMT radio broadcast series.
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 soloiste 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.
Mr. Mahave-Veglia has recorded for the Eroica, Centaur, Audite, Ghostly International and Innova labels.