Patrick Hyatte, a violinist native to St. Paul, Minnesota, began his musical journey studying and performing the violin since 2005. He is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota where he received his bachelor's degree in violin performance under the tutelage of Sally O'Reilly. He went to high school at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and was a member of many local youth music programs including Minnesota Youth Symphonies, Artaria Chamber Music School, and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS). During his time with GTCYS, he was fortunate enough to go on tour, playing in several Argentine Cities including Buenos Aires. His musical studies have also given him the privilege of traveling to Paris, France and Tuscany, Italy.
Patrick has attained awards from competitions including MNSOTA Mary West Solo competition-Senior Division, Lamont Chamber Music Competition, and SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition. Memorable Summer music festivals he has participated in over recent years include the Pienza Music Festival in Italy, Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina and Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago.
Patrick currently serves on the board of directors of GTCYS as an inaugural young alumni board member where he and others strive to provide resources to under privileged families and an unforgettable musical experience to all in the Greater Twin Cities. Most recently, he has received a master's degree in Violin Performance at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music under the tutelage of Linda Wang, and will be continuing his studies this fall, attaining a Performance Certificate at the University of Denver.
Aside from teaching Violin, Patrick is an active musician in the Denver metro area, playing various gigs and most notably performing with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra. Outside of music, he enjoys watching tv/films (especially superhero movies), learning Japanese, reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, playing ultimate frisbee and taking care of his two dogs Onyx and Yukon.