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Patrick Jankowski

Winner of top prize at the International Horn Society Solo Competition, Patrick Jankowski is an active chamber musician and soloist in the New York City area. Recent highlights include performances alongside the Imani Winds at Carnegie Hall, the premiere of composer Hannah Lash's Three Movements for Horn Trio, and a brass quintet premiere at the Kennedy Center. 

An avid writer, his program annotations, college textbooks, and articles are published internationally. Active in arts education, Patrick has worked as an Apprentice Teaching Artist with the New York Philharmonic, and in New Haven public schools. He is completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where he is a student of William Purvis. 

International appearances include performances in the Baltic region, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Hong Kong, and Ghana. He is an alumnus of Music of Academy of the West and Norfolk Music Festival, and has been a core member of the Tallahassee Symphony and Ballet, and performed with the New World Symphony.

That mint chocolate chip ice cream. Those fruit loops. What is the right combination of the two? This was the question Patrick and I explored the first time we met. Our friendship was instant and we never stopped tackling those hard hitting questions.
— Izzy