Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

Blog (page 1 of 9)

  • 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.
  • An evening of ukulele waltzes
    (02/May/2021)
    Announcement of a live concert to be streamed via Bandcamp on May, 8th, 2021. Choan Gálvez will play a selection of ukulele waltzes, including his collection Waltz in Progress and excerpts from previous and upcoming albums.
  • In Despair
    (21/Apr/2021)
    A sombre, emotional piece, with a glimpse of hope. Written by Choan Gálvez for Samantha Muir, who performs the piece on ukulele.
  • Waltz in Progress
    Upd. 15/Apr/2021
    A book compiling a series of original waltzes for solo ukulele, inspired by the collections created by the great guitarists of the romantic era.
  • Entranced (until the End of the Closing Credits)
    (07/Apr/2021)
    A piece for baritone ukulele writen by Choan Gálvez in an unashamedly Romantic style and aesthetic. Dedicated to and performed by Donald Bousted.