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New Year’s Eve Concert with violinist Patrick Galvin and pianist Cynthia Sun

Date & Time: Friday December 28 at  7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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D. Shostakovich (arr. Tsyganov) Four Preludes, Op. 34
W.A. Mozart  Violin Concerto in A major, “Turkish”, K V 219
Telemann Fantasie Nr. 1 in B-flat for solo violin
F. Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20
B. Bartok (arr. Székely) – Romanian Folk Dances

About the Artists

P. Galvin Headshot. laPatrick Galvin is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Camilla Wicks and Wei He.  Patrick also spent two years studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria.

Patrick is fiscally sponsored by InterMusic SF and is currently working on a commissioned work with composer Stefan Cwik, titled American Troubador, and a separate work with Chilean-American composer Axel Hererra. Patrick will premiere these works in Spring, 2019.

Other concert highlights this season include four solo concert/talks of works by Telemann, Bach, and Westhoff; a masterclass and concert in CDMX; and a solo appearance with the Stockton Symphony performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.

Also this season, Patrick is joining the Circadian String Quartet for a handful of concerts around the Bay Area.

Patrick made his solo debut at age 11 with the Oakland East Bay Symphony playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. He was winner of the East Bay Young Artist Competition in 2000, the Yehudi Menuhin/Helen Dowling award in 2002 and the Kensington Young Artist Competition in 2003. In April 2004 he was the soloist with the Kensington Symphony playing the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 5. He has also performed at the Junior Bach Festival. In 2013 and 2015, Patrick competed in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria.

When he is not performing, Patrick teaches violin at a private school and out of his home in San Francisco. He also writes reviews for the online journal The San Francisco Classical Voice. In 2014, Patrick was selected to be a fellow in the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism. During his time at the University of San Francisco, he was selected to be a Davies Scholar.

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.


Cynthia Sun is an active pianist and chamber musician from Sunnyvale, California. In 2018, she graduated from the Peabody Institute of Music with a B.M. in Piano Performance and was awarded the Grace Clagett Ranney Prize in Chamber Music. During her time in Baltimore, she also obtained her B.S. in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University as a part of the institution’s dual degree program. She has participated in coachings and master classes with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Telegraph, Brentano, and Dover string quartets. She is currently completing her M.M. in Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Sharon Mann.


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