Classical Revolution Cincinnati normally holds events every second Sunday.









Sunday 2/9 @ 8 p.m.--Northside Tavern (Front Room)--FREE ($5 Donation Suggested)

Our annual early music event is back!


Kristine Clair “KayCee” Galano has established herself as one of the leading young violinists of her generation. She has performed concertos with orchestras in Europe, China, North America, and in her native Philippines. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut last October, performing all 6 Bach solo sonatas. In 2018, she performed in the Philippines with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s A major violin concerto and other works. Later that year, she was invited to perform the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

KayCee recently participated at the 1st International Viktor Tretyakov Violin Competition last fall. In 2017, while attending the Weimar Masterclasses in Germany, she was one of the few students selected to play with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra. KayCee won First Prize at the Malaysian Youth Music Festival and at the Great Wall Violin Concerto Competition in Beijing, performing the Brahms Violin Concerto. She was featured on National Public Radio’s “From The Top” with

Christopher O’Riley at age 12. At age 14, she toured the USA with pianist Rohan DeSilva. Ms. Galano also toured China with the Starling Chamber Orchestra. She has participated in the Queenstown Violin Summer School in New Zealand and performed repeatedly at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing. She also took part at the Innsbrook Institute of Music and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. 


Ms. Galano studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Kurt Sassmannshaus. 


Michael Zaret grew up surrounded by music. His mother taught piano, recorder and music theory

in her home. He studied clarinet in elementary school but discovered his love of early music and

the recorder in college. After graduating, Michael joined the faculty and was Collegium Music

Director at Wilmington College, and later enjoyed serving as Assistant Director of the Collegium

at CCM.

After finishing studies in Music History and Early Music Performance at CCM, Michael co-founded

the early music ensemble, Musica Camerata. The group toured extensively through the Eastern

United States, with appearances on Baroque and Beyond and A Prairie Home Companion. Musica

Camerata also represented the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in its “Area Artist Series.”


A past winner of the Catacoustic Consort Scholarship, Michael currently performs with Consort in

the Egg, Cincinnati Recorder Consort, Moyen Age, the New Baroque Ensemble, and Noyse



Chris Wilke studied guitar and composition at the College of Mt. St. Joseph followed by a Master’s degree in classical guitar from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where he also took composition courses and was introduced to performing early music on original instruments.  He recently completed his doctorate in Early Music Performance at the Eastman School of Music, where his advisor was the renowned lutenist, Paul O'Dette.

A dedicated teacher, Wilke has taught guitar, lute, and directed ensembles at Nazareth College in Rochester NY, The State University of New York at Geneseo, Xavier University in Cincinnati OH, Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY and Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  In addition to teaching many private lessons and ensembles, Wilke also founded Early Music Ensembles and a large Guitar Orchestra. Several of his compositions have been published by Les Productions d'Oz in Montreal.

Wilke performs widely, having given solo recitals in Italy and Germany as well as throughout the United States. On several occasions, he lectured at the Guitar Foundation of America's Convention and the American Musicological Association's Annual Meeting. He has done live on-air performances and interviews for WGUC, WNKU, WVXU WOSU, and WXXI radio stations.  His recordings have been featured on Concertzender radio in the Netherlands, on Canadian Television, and the NPR programs, Classical Guitar Alive! and Sunday Morning Baroque.  He was invited to contribute guitar tracks to the Ring and Ring II compilation albums.  Wilke performed

for the Lute Society of America's "Emerging Artist Series" and later gave a solo recital at the Boston Early Music Festival.  Other notable appearances include a performance with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and solo concerts at the European Lute Festival in Fuessen, Germany and the Lute Society of America's Festival.


Larry Brown graduated from Ohio State in 1972 with a B.A. in English literature with an emphasis

on Medieval and Renaissance studies. He immediately traveled to London, England where he

studied lute with teachers at the Royal College of Music. In England he took an interest in

instrument making and studied construction techniques and museum lutes with several lute

makers. He returned to the U.S., set up a workshop and began building lutes and historical

stringed instruments. For several years he served on the board of directors of the fledgling Guild

of American Luthiers. He attends the American Lute Society seminars each summer and

continues his study of lute technique.



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