The Bienen School of Music’s Galvin Cello Quartet has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 48th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the senior strings division. The event will be held virtually May 14-16, 2021.

Quartet members are doctoral student Sihao He ’18 MMus, master’s student Sydney Lee, and bachelor’s students Luiz Fernando Venturelli and Haddon Kay. They are coached by Professor of Cello Hans Jørgen Jensen and Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet, Bienen School Quartet-in-Residence.

Competition performances and events will be available beginning Friday, May 14, on the Fischoff Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Learn more.

Below is the Galvin Cello Quartet's performance of David Popper’s Polonaise de Concert , Op. 14, recorded in the Bienen School’s Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall in February 2021.


  • Hans Jensen
  • Dover Quartet