Patrick Fink pushes eighty-eight black and white buttons in a multitude of professional settings. He earned a degree in jazz piano from Temple University and in fall 2022 started a MM in piano performance at West Chester University where he studies with Vincent Craig.
Notable highlights of collaborative piano experience include the Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words with Opera on Tap Philly, the Vivaldi Gloria, the Fauré Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Paulus’ A Dream of Time, and accompanying choral festivals in NYC and Princeton. With The Perspective Collective, Patrick premiered The Pride of Pripyat: Tales from Chernobyl by Sunny and Jim Knable as well as Mike Leibowitz and Jeremy Bassecu’s one-act opera For Love of Country at the 2019 and 2020 Asheville Fringe Festivals. He’s also toured with choirs in the US and Europe. Exploring the timbre of a Rhodes electric piano, Patrick recorded Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées with soprano Diana Corliss (2015).
In January 2021 Patrick premiered two new commissions by David Nord and Tom Lawton on his youtube channel.
He teaches piano at the Lawrenceville and Pennington schools and also works as a pianist at Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Yes, graduate school is part time! Before the pandemic, Patrick worked as a pianist at Rider University. He is grateful for previous teachers Ralph Zitterbart, Bruce Barth, and especially Tom Lawton. Patrick is from Pittsburgh and currently calls Philadelphia home. He also writes about music for Actual Proof.