Patrick Galvin is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Camilla Wicks and Wei He. Patrick also spent two years studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria.
Patrick is fiscally sponsored by InterMusic SF and is currently working on a commissioned work with composer Stefan Cwik, titled American Troubador, and a separate work with Chilean-American composer Axel Hererra. Patrick will premiere these works in Spring, 2019.
Other concert highlights this season include four solo concert/talks of works by Telemann, Bach, and Westhoff; a masterclass and concert in CDMX; and a solo appearance with the Stockton Symphony performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5.
Also this season, Patrick is joining the Circadian String Quartet for a handful of concerts around the Bay Area.
Patrick Galvin is the Liberated Performer® coach for the Bay Area, helping performers of all ages on overcome performance anxiety and stage fright. He is also a San Jose Youth Symphony section coach and former teaching assistant to Wei He (former faculty at The San Francisco Conservatory and now artistic director of The Tianjin Juilliard School).
Patrick made his solo debut at age 11 with the Oakland East Bay Symphony playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. He was winner of the East Bay Young Artist Competition in 2000, the Yehudi Menuhin/Helen Dowling award in 2002 and the Kensington Young Artist Competition in 2003. In April 2004 he was the soloist with the Kensington Symphony playing the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 5. He has also performed at the Junior Bach Festival. In 2013 and 2015, Patrick competed in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria.
When he is not performing, Patrick teaches violin at a private school and out of his home in San Francisco. He also writes reviews for the online journal The San Francisco Classical Voice. In 2014, Patrick was selected to be a fellow in the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism. During his time at the University of San Francisco, he was selected to be a Davies Scholar.
Patrick has always been an avid athlete, playing soccer and basketball, and running track for Johns Hopkins University. Currently he plays with a local soccer team and when time allows, in a baseball league.