Horn player Patrick Jankowski leads a varied career as a performer, teacher, and scholar of music. Winner of top prize at the International Horn Society solo competition, the Oneppo Chamber Music prize, and finalist in the Woolsey competition, Patrick has performed at Carnegie Hall, Geffen Hall, National Sawdust, the Kennedy Center, and throughout central and eastern Europe and Asia. Highlights include the world premiere of composer Hannah Lashʼs Three Movements for Horn Trio at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and performed Steven Stuckyʼs Sonate en forme de préludes on the Oneppo Chamber Music Series. Patrick is a core member of San Francisco’s conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound, the New York-based wind quintet SoundMind, and the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared with the new music ensembles MATA, Contemporaneous, The Curiosity Cabinet, and with the New World Symphony in Miami. Patrick was a fellow at Music of Academy of the West, Norfolk Music Festival, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival.
Beyond performing, Patrick devotes his attention to arranging music for SoundMind, expanding the ensemble’s body of repertoire, and to writing articles, textbooks, program annotations, and opinion pieces for arts publications. He has written for the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Bari International Festival in Italy, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and for Chamber Music Northwest, among others, and is writer-in-residence for the Yale School of Music and San Francisco’s One Found Sound. He has written and edited textbooks and online educational tools for McGraw-Hill, and collaborated on K-12 pedagogy for The Juilliard School. For his research and writing, Patrick was awarded the Friedmann Thesis Prize at Yale, where he is completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree under the instruction of William Purvis.
Patrick is on faculty at Hunter College and Macaulay Honors College in New York City, where he teaches music and humanities courses, designs multidisciplinary arts seminars, and oversees the management of Hunter’s symphony orchestra. As a teaching artist, Patrick has worked with the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard's global K-12 programs, and in the public school system of New Haven, Connecticut, teaching applied lessons, aesthetic appreciation, and leading workshops. He has taught and given masterclasses overseas, including in eastern Europe and in west Africa. Patrick is currently on the faculty of Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program. He lives in coastal Connecticut with his longtime partner and their German Shepherd, Scarlett.