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Patrick Galvin, Jung-eun Kim, Chauncey Aceret in concert: Beethoven 2020 Project

Date & Time: Saturday February 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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  1. Claude Debussy Trio in G for Piano, Violin, and Cello, L. 3
  2. Claude Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano, L. 140
  3. L. Beethoven Piano trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”

About the Artists

Patrick Galvin is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to which he spent 2 years as a studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska in Vienna, Austria.

He 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. He is also a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob which performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, he has begun scoring radio stories for live performance.

Born in Changwon, Korea, Jung-eun Kim studied at the Busan High School of Arts and Konkuk University under Hyeyoung Moon, Jaemi Kim, and Jihyun Lee. She made her debut with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.

Ms. Kim participated in master classes with Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff from the University of Cincinnati, Edward Auer from Indiana University, Lei Weng from the University of Northern Colorado, and Jonghwa Park from Seoul National University. She received first prize in the Eumaksekye Piano Competition and the Gyeongnam Education Music Competition, second prize in the Ceramic Palace Hall Concours and the Music Education News Concours, and third prize in the Beethoven Concours. She also performed with the Konkuk Symphony Orchestra and accompanied the choir at Konkuk University. Also, she participated in the 2015 Distinguished Performers Debut Concert sponsored by The Music Journal. She also attended the Eumyeon Summer Music Festival. She is currently pursuing her M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Yoshikazu Nagai. She also accompanies pre-college students and the choir at the music school.

Cellist Chauncey Aceret is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Rice University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He and his wife recently moved to San Francisco in the Summer of 2019.

Mr. Aceret is currently a Performing Arts Faculty member at Convent & Stuart Hall of San Francisco, where his wife is High School Choir Director/Musical Theater Director. Additionally, he is a substitute cellist of the Santa Rosa Symphony. Before moving to San Francisco, he previously held Faculty positions at the Spring Garden Waldorf School, Western Reserve Suzuki School, and the Aurora School of Music, in addition to his private teaching studio, while residing in Cleveland, Ohio from 2013-2019.

As a performer, Mr. Aceret served as Principal Cellist of both the Ashland and Mansfield Symphony from 2015-2019, while simultaneously holding the position of Personnel Manager of the Ashland Symphony. In 2015, he was appointed to Board Member of M.U.S.i.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics with Executive Director Jodi Kanter) where he performed frequently and collaborated with musicians from Northeast Ohio and from all over the world.  

When he is not performing or in a classroom, Chauncey enjoys exploring San Francisco with his wife. If they are not busy in the kitchen cooking various dishes, they often find new restaurants to try and love going to watch movies, concerts, and sporting events in the Bay Area. Chauncey was born and raised in San Francisco and served for 4 years in both the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Golden Gate Philharmonic, where he was Assistant Principal Cellist (2005-2006) and Principal Cellist (2002-2006), as a high school student. Chauncey and his wife are ecstatic to be back in the Bay Area! 


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