Patrick Jankowski, horn
Winner of top prize at the International Horn Society Solo Competition, Patrick Jankowski regularly performs new repertoire for the horn, including many of his own adaptations. Recent highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall alongside Imani Winds, a Kennedy Center brass quintet premiere, Hindemith’s Sonata for Four Horns at Weill Recital Hall, and as principal horn in the ballet music of Stravinsky at David Geffen Hall under the direction of composer John Adams. He gave the world premiere of composer Hannah Lash’s Three Movements for Horn Trio at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, as well as the New England premiere of Steven Stucky’s Sonate en forme de préludes. International appearances include performances in the Estonia, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Hong Kong, and Ghana, among others.
Patrick was a fellow at Music of Academy of the West, Norfolk Music Festival, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, and has been a member of the New Haven Ballet and Tallahassee Symphony orchestras, also performing with the New World Symphony and Tallahassee Ballet. An avid scholar and writer, he has written program notes and educational content for the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Bari International Festival in Italy, International Contemporary Ensemble, Chamber Music Northwest, and McGraw Hill Education, among others. Committed to arts education and advocacy, Patrick is a Teaching Artist with the New York Philharmonic, and previously worked in the public school system of New Haven, Connecticut, teaching applied and aesthetic music to young students while completing coursework for the Doctorate of Musical Arts, degree at Yale University, as a student of William Purvis. In his spare time, Patrick loves to hike, read, and practice vinyasa yoga daily.