who attended the Guildhall
School of Music &
Drama and studied under John Fletcher.
After graduating, he became the principal tuba player for the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1987,
he succeeded his aforementioned teacher in the same post with the London
with whom he has worked include:
the BBC Concert Orchestra, the English Brass Ensemble, the London Symphony
Brass, the LSO Brass Ensemble, the LSO Brass Quintet, the National Youth
Orchestra of Great Britain, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the Young
Musicians Symphony Orchestra, and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.
In 1998, he
delivered the London
premiere of John Williams’ “Tuba Concerto” under the
baton of the composer with the LSO.
offered up Claude Debussy’s “First Rhapsody for Clarinet”
with soloist Andrew Marriner at the Barbican on
14th June 2007. It
was sandwiched between Les Noces by Igor Stravinsky and October Cantata by Sergei Prokofiev.
August 2008, the LSO Brass Ensemble participated in the Olympics
handing-over ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, where they performed
“Blues March” by Benny Golson,
“Fanfare” by Nigel Gomm, “La Mourisque” and “Pavane
Battaille” from La Danserie by Tylman
Susato, “Of Knights and Castles” by
Raymond Premru and “Tango Jalousie”
by Jacob Gade.
returned to St. Paul’s
Cathedral on 13th December 2009, when he conducted a brass choir
in a Christmas Concert that included “Christians, Awake!”,
“The First Nowell”, “Jingle
Bells”, “Once in Royal David’s City” and
Proceeds went to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.
June 2010, the LSO were joined by pianist Vladimir Feltsman,
the London Symphony Chorus, soprano Sally Matthews and guest leader Joris van Rijn for a program that comprised Francis
Poulenc’s Gloria and Sergei
Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”.
They teamed up
with cellist Tim Hugh and guest conductor Andre Previn
on 16th January 2011, when they interpreted Don Quixote by Richard Strauss and “Symphony No. 5”
by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
September and 13th October 2012, they offered up a pair of
second symphonies by Johannes Brahms and Karol Szymanowski. The concert opened with
Brahms’ “Tragic Overture”, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
at Barbican Hall on 17th and 21st February 2013 with
conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Maria Joao Pires for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s
“Piano Concerto No. 2” and Anton Bruckner’s
“Symphony No. 9”.
which Patrick appears include: Bach to Brubeck, Holst: The Planets, James MacMillan: St. John Passion, Music of Hope and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor/Tuba Concerto
with the LSO; the original cast album of Big Parade; Kurt
Weill: The Seven Deadly
Sins/Little Threepenny Music with Julia Migenes-Johnson; Russian
Brass! with the English Brass Ensemble; and,
the soundtracks of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace
and Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.
In the field
of music education, he has adjudicated at the BBC Young Musician and
Shell/LSO competitions, coached the National Youth Orchestra of Great
Britain, given a master class to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and served
on the faculties of the Guildhall
School of Music &
Drama, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.