Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is Associate 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. His current projects 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. He has also researched the music of a group of cellist/composers based in London in the 1740’s that extended the technical possibilities of the instrument and molded them into the new emerging galant style. He has performed this program of Sonatas by Lanzetti, Caporale, Galliard and Bononcini at such venues as 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 soloist or chamber musician in his native Chile, Colombia, Perú, Costa Rica, Europe, Hong Kong and Malaysia. In the United States he has performed at such venues as the Mammoth Lakes Chamber Music Festival (California), the Saugatuck Music Festival (Michigan), the 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. Professor Mahave-Veglia performs on a five-string baroque cello made by Chilean Luthier Marcelo Cigna in 1986. He also performs on a late eighteenth century British cello in restored to period setup by Ian Watchorn in 2005. His modern instrument is a 1790 William Forster on loan to him by an anonymous private collector.