Faculty String Trio - Artists

Gregory MaytanGREGORY MAYTAN joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) during the fall of 2010 after having served four years as an Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University. He performs regularly as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Maytan has performed extensively in Europe and the US, playing about 50 recitals a year. Recent engagements include multiple performances of the Paganini Violin Concerto no 1 and the Sibelius Violin Concertos with orchestras in Nevada, Indiana, Sweden and China and participation in the prestigious chamber music festival ‘Musikveckan’ in Junsele, Sweden.

   Maytan’s first CD, consisting of music from his native Scandinavia, was lauded by the Classical Voice of North Carolina for its ‘great artistry’ and noted that the performance is ‘as polished as any listener could desire’. It was selected by The Strad is the top recital CD of April, 2009 and highly praised by Strings Magazine and the American Record Guide. His second recording featuring the sonatas of Faure, Franck and the Chausson Poeme will be released in the fall of 2010.





Paul SwantekPAUL SWANTEK, viola, retired from the Air Force in 2006 after 20 years of service and recently accepted a position with The Grand Rapids Symphony as violist and as Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University. 

    As Principal Violist with the USAF Strings and Orchestra he has performed for every U.S. President since George H. W. Bush, and for such dignitaries as Margret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Queen Elizabeth, Boris Yeltsin, Nelson Mandela, Gerhard Schröder and Mikhail Gorbachev as well as the heads of state for almost every sovereign nation in the world.

    Currently Swantek divides his time between Grand Rapids where he performs with the symphony and teaches at Grand Valley State University and Washington, D.C., where he continues his performance as a free-lance musician and principal violist with the National Gallery Orchestra.








Pablo Mahave-VegliaPABLO MAHAVE-VEGLIA, is a cellist and teacher with broad interests whose repertoire ranges from the early Baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers. 

     Dr. Mahave-Veglia holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music. Additionally, he has attended such music festivals as Banff (Canada), NOI (Maryland), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Jerusalem International Festival (Israel) and the Schleswig-Holstein and Heidelberg Music Festivals (Germany).

     Mahave-Veglia has appeared as soloist or chamber musician throughout Europe and South America. His “modern” instrument is a 1790 William Forster on loan to him by an anonymous private collector. 

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