Patrick Galvin is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to which he spent 2 years as a studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska in Vienna, Austria.
He 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. He is also a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob which performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, he has begun scoring radio stories for live performance.
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.