Kevin Galiè


Kevin Galiè B.S.-B.A., Boston Univ., music/computer science, J.D. (J. Doctor) arts/music Boston Univ., M. Mus. The Boston Conservatory (organ, orchestra conducting Atilio Poto, choral conducting Allen Lannom)


A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Galiè now divides his time mainly between his homes in Boston and Le Marche, Italy, performing, teaching, researching, and arranging music for chorus, ballet, and orchestral keyboard music. 

He is currently Music Director/Adjunct Faculty: Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA; Music Director: MIT Women’s Chorale (founded 1933); Music Director/Founder: Coro-Dante (all-Italian repertoire chorus); Founder/Music Director of the Ensemble Adriatico; concert organist and orchestral keyboardist: organ, harpsichord, positiv organ, celesta and harmonium (all from his own collection of instruments). 

Within a month of graduating from Conservatory, Mr. Galiè won first prize in the  S.R. Case Organ Competition, and from then on was featured as organist, harpsichordist, and concerto soloist for all of New England’s important orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, The Boston Ballet Orchestra, and the Handel and Haydn Society. He recorded A Splash of Pops with the Boston Pops orchestra, and in 2010 was recipient of the I Migliori awarded by the Pirandello Lyceum.  He also served as orchestral conductor, co-founder, and music director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Ballet Company (1990-2000).

 In 2008 Mr. Galiè was the orchestral arranger and assistant conductor at the Rome Opera for his ballet orchestration of Le Corsaire (A. Adam, et. al.), and in 2010 did the same with the Arena di Verona. His re-orchestrations have been performed regularly at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. (most recent 2011), and then at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City (most recent 2012), Uruguay (2011), the Teatro Colon in Argentina (2012)  Brazil (2014), and in recent years in many other international venues including most of Europe, China, and Japan.  In 2012 he recorded, with the MIT Women’s Chorale, a French Mass, by Charles René which he discovered in southern France the previous summer. Included on the CD are his own solo organ performances of music by Pierné. His double CD release recording of him conducting Le Corsaire, with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan (2011), and Laurencia have been a commercial and critical success.

Mr. Galiè has also accumulated a vast portfolio of compositions and arrangements for choral and sacred music, including a complete neo-chant book of psalms (his own original compositions, based on the Liber Usualis), a complete hymnal (arrangements often based on chorales of J. S. Bach and his contemporaries and predecessors), and a repertoire of over 50 pieces of Italian traditional secular songs arranged for SATB chorus. His arrangements for women’s choruses are available at Sheet Music Plus.

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Photo: David Kuttler 2014