About

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.

Notable highlights of collaborative piano experience include a duo recital with baritone Travis Sherwood in Bristol UK, as well as performances of Hans Krása's Brundibár, Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words (with Opera on Tap Philly), the Vivaldi Gloria, the Fauré Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Stephen Paulus’ A Dream of Time, and accompanying choral festivals in NYC and Princeton. With The Perspective Collective, Patrick premiered several operatic works over the past years. These include Stephanie E. Leotsakos' Young Goodman Brown, Sunny and Jim Knable's The Pride of Pripyat: Tales from Chernobyl, and Mike Leibowitz and Jeremy Bassecu’s For Love of Country. 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 Vincent Craig, 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.