Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

Blog (page 1 of 9)

  • To the Good Times
    (17/Aug/2021)
    Is it a wishful toast to the future? Is it a longing sigh to happier past times? It's an original for ukulele by Choan Gálvez. And it's beautiful.
  • Treat Her Kindly
    (06/Aug/2021)
    Do goodness and treat her, yourself, everybody, kindly. A piece for ukulele by Choan Gálvez.
  • Nueve de julio
    (14/Jul/2021)
    A celebratory waltz, with a South American flavour, written in celebration of a birthday.
  • Due sogni d’oro
    (03/Jul/2021)
    Two short pieces dedicated to a beloved family.
  • Awaiting the Rain
    (21/Jun/2021)
    A meditative piece written for ukulele in open G minor tuning.
  • Unexpected Ukulele
    Upd. 01/Jun/2021
    Announcement of a solo ukulele concert to be streamed via Bandcamp Live on June, 5th, 2021. Choan Gálvez will play a selection of his most contemporary style compositions. Programme also includes works by Giovanni Albini, Tony Mizen, Matthew Quilliam, and David John Roche.
  • Undressed
    (31/May/2021)
    A minimalistic piece for ukulele that loosely follows the principles of tintinnabuli.
  • Dream About a Boat
    (24/May/2021)
    Insomnia, nightmares and ukulele.
  • Bigger Steps
    (10/May/2021)
    A three-part piece for baritone ukulele composed by Choan Gálvez and performed by Giovanni Albini.
  • Works premiered by other ukulele players Upd. 08/May/2021
    In recent times I’ve written ukulele pieces that I’ve dedicated to, written for, or offered to ukulele players that I admire and have been gently premiered by them. Here is a preliminar list of these works, where titles link to video performances.