Personal Summary / Bio
Patrick began to play the violin in Mexico City as a pupil of Icilio Bredo, before moving to England. As a teenager he attended summer schools with the Amadeus Quartet and the Allegri Quartet, later studying at the Guildhall School and at the Royal Academy in London as well as with Erick Friedman and Eugene Drucker in the United States. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed widely throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as in France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain.
His solo debut recording, Thomas Baltzar: The Complete Works for Unaccompanied Violin, was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. In addition to praise from Gramophone, Strings magazine, and All Music Guide, CD Hotlist writes: “yes, that’s a single instrument in the G major Prelude”; and MusicWeb International recommends that “all with an interest in the history of the violin repertoire, or in the ‘English’ music of the seventeenth century should hear this CD…”
Patrick is a regular performer with the Berkshire Bach Society, appearing as soloist alongside artists such as Eugene Drucker of the Emerson Quartet, Carol Wincenc, and Kenneth Cooper. His chamber concerts both as recitalist with Holly Chatham and as violinist in the Lile Piano Trio have been broadcast across the United States on WWFM the Classical Network. Patrick has served as concertmaster of New York Philomusica, as soloist and Concertmaster for the Vermont Mozart Festival, and has performed throughout the United States with the New York Chamber Soloists. From 1989 to 1997, Patrick was a member of The English Mozart Players, as both soloist and Concertmaster with the group in the U.K. and throughout Europe.