The Velox Quartett
Photo © Kathy MacCulloch
Coming together during the 2017 Scotia Festival of Music, the Velox Quartett is comprised of Nicholas Hatt (violin), Jacob Clewell (viola), Jordan Galvarino (cello), and Sasha Bult-Ito (piano). The quartet takes their name from the Latin word for “swift”, indicative of their immediate bond upon forming as a group. Performing Peteris Vasks’ moody piano quartet, the ensemble was touted as one of the festival’s premier chamber groups, performing on the mid-day concert series, the Young Artist Highlight series, and as part of the festival’s educational outreach efforts. Velox returned to the Scotia Festival in 2018 to perform the rarely-heard piano quartet by Erno Dohnanyi.