Galliard String Quartet

Galliard String Quartet

Chamber Music Hawaii

Hung Wu, Violin; Helen Liu, Violin; Colin Belisle, Viola; Sung Chan Chang, Cello

Fueled by passion and sometimes coffee, the Galliard String Quartet’s romance for the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Schubert and many others is unparalleled. Founded in 1982, the Galliard is known throughout the islands for their uncompromising commitment to performing classical music of the highest caliber. All four members of the present Galliard are members of the Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra and are also seasoned teachers and music educators in the community.

The Galliard is one of three professional ensembles promoted by Chamber Music Hawaii, an independent 501c3 Hawai`i nonprofit whose mission is to enrich Hawaii cultural life and promote appreciation and understanding of chamber music, through concerts and educational outreach programs in various communities throughout the state. Though the Galliard performs predominantly on Oahu, the group also tours to Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai islands for concerts and educational outreach in public libraries, schools and even private homes.

Recent highlights and collaborations include acclaimed pianist Wu Han, conductor and silent film historian Rick Benjamin, Onium Ballet, Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and Chaminade University, and composer Jon Magnussen.