Patrick Castillo, composer, has had his music presented throughout the United States and internationally, including at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Santa Fe New Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Bavarian Academy of Music, Nuremberg Museum of Contemporary Art, and Havana Contemporary Music Festival. In 2017 he was Composer in Residence at the Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans. As an explicator of music, he has lectured at ChamberFest Cleveland and provided program and liner notes for numerous concert series and recording companies, most prolifically for Music@Menlo, a chamber music festival and institute for which he served as Artistic Administrator for more than a decade. Formerly Senior Director of Artistic Planning of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, he is founding composer and managing director of Third Sound and was appointed Executive Director of Hotel Elefant in 2016. While studying at Vassar College, Mr. Castillo served as composer-in-residence for the Mahagonny Ensemble, a collective specializing in 20th century music. His Requiem aeternam for mixed chorus and chamber ensemble, composed for the Mahagonny, was awarded the 2001 Jean Slater Edson Prize. He has also been the recipient of the Brian M. Israel Prize, awarded by the Society for New Music, for his chamber work Lola. The Quality of Mercy, an album of his vocal chamber music featuring mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, is available on Innova Recordings.
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