Aspen Music Festival And School

Patrick Dupre Quigley Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • program director

Programs Taught

  • Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute

Patrick Dupre Quigley (b. 1977), conductor, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has led The Cleveland Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem, the San Francisco Symphony in Handel, Bach, Ligeti and Berio, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Bach and Purcell. Recent and upcoming projects include a return to Chicago’s Music of the Baroque in Bach and music from Rameau’s Castor et Pollux; Handel’s Messiah in debuts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony; and Handel’s chamber opera Acis and Galatea with his indie-classical ensemble, Seraphic Fire.

Quigley has long championed rising vocal and instrumental concert artists, collaborating with Matt Albert, Dashon Burton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Christian Van Horn, Bryan Hymel, Reginald Mobley, Kathryn Mueller, Margot Rood, the Spektral Quartet, Lauren Snouffer, Zachary Wilder, and Tamara Wilson. He has commissioned and/or premiered works by composers Christopher Theofanidis, Nico Muhly, Alvaro Bermudez, Ileana Perez Velasquez, Susan Labarr, Sidney Guillaume, Shawn Crouch, James Kallembach, among others.

Quigley founded Seraphic Fire in 2002 in Miami, Florida. The ensemble's repertoire spans from Hildegard of Bingen to Steve Reich, and their recording catalogue contains sixteen albums; two titles have received GRAMMY® nominations. Seraphic Fire enjoys a residency at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where Quigley teaches and conducts.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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