Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia counts among his musical influences his mother, the noted piano pedagogue Mercedes Veglia, as well as such cellists as Arnaldo Fuentes, Steven Doane, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Janos Starker and Uri Vardi.
Mr. Mahave-Veglia has appeared as soloist with orchestras in his native Chile, as well as with the Medellín Philharmonic (Colombia), Kuala Lumpur Symphony (Malaysia), and in the United States with the Evansville Philharmonic (Indiana), Southern Illinois University Symphony, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and Wood County Symphony (Wisconsin) among others. Recent chamber music appearances include concerts in Santiago, Chile; Bogotá, Colombia; San José, Costa Rica; at Northern Illinois University; Texas Tech University; the Mammoth Lakes Chamber Music Festival, California; as well as guest recitals at Western Illinois University, Oklahoma State University and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago. Additional venues include the Renee Weiler Hall in New York City, the American Church in Paris, the Elvehjem Museum in Madison, WI, and the Quigley Chapel in Chicago, IL, among others. As baroque cellist, he often performs with Chicago's Ars Antigua and has also appeared with the Kingsbury Ensemble, the St. Louis Early Music Festival, and the Ars Femina Ensemble.
An alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Dr. Mahave-Veglia holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), Indiana University (MM) and the Eastman School of Music (BM). In addition, he also 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). Dr. Mahave-Veglia is currently a professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and during the summers teaches at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.