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Patrick Galvin, Violin and Connor Buckley, Piano
February 28, 2023
Patrick Galvin, Violin and Connor Buckley, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.1 in F Minor, Op. 80

Pablo de Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza, 22, No.1

Amy Beach: Romance, Op. 23

Grazyna Bacewicz: Polish CapriceWomen

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.

Currently, Patrick teaches in the Coleman Violin Studio in Seattle, WA, and is a teaching assistant to Simon James at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He also gives master classes regularly to talented young players across the country. As the Liberated Performer® coach for the Bay Area, Patrick helps performers of all ages on overcoming performance anxiety and stage fright.

Patrick made his solo debut at age 11 with the Oakland East Bay Symphony playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Since then he has performed numerous times as a soloist with orchestra as well as many, many recitals.

Patrick performs regularly throughout North America with engagements in Europe as well. This season he is presenting two programs: In his solo program, Patrick plays selections from his recent album Violin Alone and discusses the connections between the pieces, composers, and his own experiences learning the violin. His most recent duo program, Dear Camilla, explores loss and legacy and follows his relationship with his former teacher, Camilla Wicks, whose violin he now plays.

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.  They perform regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and their first album is currently available on itunes® and on vinyl.

Patrick has always been an avid athlete, playing soccer and basketball, and running track for Johns Hopkins University. Currently, he plays with a local soccer team and when time allows, in a baseball league.

Pianist Connor Buckley is currently a graduate student (M.M.) at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studies collaborative piano with Dr. Timothy Bach and opera with Curt Pajer. Prior to this, he graduated from Ithaca College with a B.M. in piano performance. An active performer, Connor has collaborated with various instrumental ensembles, choirs, and soloists in the Bay Area, Central New York, and Western Maryland regions. This past summer he was a fellow at SongFest 2022 held in San Francisco and an apprentice répétiteur for multiple productions at the Berlin Opera Academy/OpernFest Berlin. As a staff pianist for SFCM’s opera department, he has been featured on numerous voice department recitals and operatic performances. Previously, he worked as a music director with Apollo Civic Theatre (Martinsburg, WV), IC Second Stage (Ithaca, NY), and freelance student productions in the Central New York Region. Since 2017, he has spent his summers as an apprentice coach/pianist at opera programs such as Bel Canto in Tuscany (Greve in Chianti, Italy) and the International Performing Arts Institute (Kiefersfelden, Germany). Growing up with a background in Anglican Church Music, he has worked as a conductor and choral scholar for parishes in the Western Maryland Region and Ithaca, NY. Recently he has appeared in masterclasses with esteemed professionals such as Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Kayo Iwama, Javier Arrebola, and Margaret Brooks.