KEVIN GALIÈ

BALLET/CHORAL/OPERA CONDUCTING

AND ORCHESTRAL KEYBOARDS

BIOGRAPHY

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Galiè holds a B.S. - B.A., Boston University (Music /Computer Science); J. D. (Juris Doctor) Boston University School of Law;  an M. Mus., The Boston Conservatory/Berklee School of Music (Orchestral & Choral Conducting, Organ) and a Certificate from the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra - Roma. 


His primary orchestral conducting teacher and mentor was Atilio Poto, at The Boston Conservatory/Berklee School of Music. Maestro Poto was one of the primary protégés of Léon Barzin. Mr. Galiè’s principal performing instrument, in addition to choral and ballet/opera/orchestral conducting, is classical pipe organ, especially in collaborative settings such as symphony orchestras, chamber music for organ and various instruments, and with choruses.  


Mr. Galiè as of 2019 is based in Munich, Germany, with his wife,  Dr. Franziska Galiè, but still travels frequently to his homes in Boston and Italy, and around the world for his various engagements.  Mr. Galiè is a dual U.S. - Italian (E.U.) citizen. His  languages are English, Italian, German and Spanish.  He is completely fluent in English and Italian, with working abilities in Spanish and German.


Mr. Galiè's most recent activities include: 

-Collaboratively performing on organ/harpsichord/positiv organ/harmonium/and celesta with various symphony orchestras, (during his tenure with Boston Symphony Orchestra, (1996-2003) he played under almost every famous conductor in the world, see  Tutelage

- Performing at various venues in Munich, Germany

-Choral conducting (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women’s Chorale 2008-2019)

-Italian opera conducting (Coro-Dante 2007-2019)

-Ballet conducting, including a planned recording session in January 2021, and his recent recordings conducting his orchestrations/editions of Le Corsaire  & Laurentia (2011); Sleeping Beauty (Prologue Variations and Third Act) & La Bayadère (2017).


See Discography for all of Mr. Galiè’s recordings.


Mr. Galiè was music director and orchestral conductor for the Harvard-Radcliffe Ballet Company (1990-2000).


In 2018, his ballet orchestration of Le Corsaire was presented to critical acclaim by the ballet company of Teatro alla Scala in Milano and in 2019 at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, NBS/Tokyo Ballet, and Beijing. In 2008, he was orchestral arranger and assistant conductor at the Rome Opera with Carla Fracci for Le Corsaire, and in 2010 he did an alternate version with Maria Grazia Garofolo for the Arena di Verona.


Mr. Galiè’s most notable ballet re-orchestration collaborations have been with the legendary ballerina and re-constructor/choreographer of Russian ballets in the West, Ms. Anna-Marie Holmes. Ms. Holmes is arguably the most prolific artistic successor to one of the greatest figures in ballet history, her mentor Natalia Dudinskaya (Kirov). Mr. Galiè’s re-orchestrations (most often in collaboration with Anna-Marie Holmes) have recently been performed at the American Ballet Theatre of New York City, and in Uruguay, Brazil, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Belgium, and Budapest to name a few. His orchestration of La Bayadère, heard in Portugal in 2016, received reviews of  “explosions of ecstasy in sound from the Orchestra Pit” (“Toda a magia do bailado com La Bayadère” Jornalismo Independente, 10 Dezembro, 2016).


Mr. Galiè has a vast portfolio of compositions and arrangements for choral music (especially women’s chorus, SSAA and Italian operatic choruses and Italian folk music arranged for chorus) ballet music,  ballet piano rehearsal scores and sacred music.