CONCERTMASTER / SECTION LEADER
Patricia Lee graduated from a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree at the University of Calgary in 2021, where she studied violin with Edmond Agopian. Patricia has been studying the violin since the age of six. At the age of seventeen she received her ARCT Diploma in Violin Performance from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. She has attended many music festivals and competitions, including the Kiwanis Music Festival / Calgary Performing Arts Festival, and the Canadian Music Competition. She has been a member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra, and has been Concertmaster of the University of Calgary Orchestra. In 2019, Patricia had the opportunity to attend the Domaine Forget Summer Academy in Quebec, where she studied with a number of eminent teachers, including Erica Raum, David Gillham, Sheila Jaffe, and Marina Thibeault. As a soloist she performed the first movement of Mendelssohn’s violin
concerto with the Centre Street Church Orchestra in 2020; she was also Concertmaster of that orchestra for 4 years. She has also had the opportunity in 2020 to perform with the University of Calgary Faculty String Quartet as a second violinist, playing alongside esteemed professors, Edmond Agopian, Dean O’Brien, and Beth Sandvoss.
Post-graduation, Patricia continues to stay engaged in the performance world through orchestral opportunities as a first violinist in the Waterloo Chamber Players in Waterloo, Ontario. She is very passionate about using music as a form of outreach and communication to the community around her and chose to continue her studies out East. She is currently in her final year of her Masters in Music Therapy degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and hopes to use her music education and experiences to pursue her passions, and advocate for the importance of music in therapy.