Violin teacher Patrick Ryan is a professional violinist based in Atlanta, Ga. He holds a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music where he studied with Charles Castleman and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Florida State University where he received training from Gary Kosloski, Karen Clarke and Beth Newdome. A versatile musician, Patrick has performed throughout the United States and Europe and has soloed with The Florida State Symphony Orchestra. He also won top prize at the Mount Dora Festival in southern Florida.
With an interest in new music, Patrick has become an avid performer of contemporary works. He performed Lou Harrison’s <em>Concerto for Violin and Percussion Ensemble </em>and gave a performance of Steve Reich’s <em>Different Trains</em> while the composer was in attendance. Patrick also visited the contemporary Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival in 2007. Patrick currently performs with professional ensembles including The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Pops Orchestras, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, The Savannah Philharmonic and numerous regional orchestras. He has performed with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Neil Sadaka, Wynonna Judd, Bobby Vinton, Manheim Steamroller, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tran-Siberian Orchestra and Three Dog Night.
Patrick has attended many summer music programs including The Quartet Program, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Festival in Lucca, Italy and the Brevard Music Center. He now spends his summers in Bellingham, Wash., with the Bellingham Festival Orchestra under the direction of Michael Palmer. Patrick is Artist Affiliate at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., where he plays concertmaster for the Agnes Scott Orchestra. In addition, his private students have been winners of multiple competitions and have held chairs in prestigious youth orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra and All State Orchestra.