Patrick Friel

UK, 1989

Patrick was born in 1989 and is currently based in London. He was British composer representative at the 2016 ISCM World Music Days, Tongyeong, South Korea and his soundtrack for the film Psalm 73 was nominated for the Taipei Film Award for Best Animation and screened at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in 2016.

Over the past year his compositions have been performed at the Aldeburgh Festival, Darmstadt Summer Course, Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Stony Brook University, Hochschule Luzern, “Unerhörte Musik” concert series in Berlin, and the Florilège Vocal de Tours, in which he was awarded the Prize for New Music for Summons, his work for a cappella chorus. He also participated in the Britten-Pears Contemporary Composition Course with Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Michael Gandolfi, and has benefited from the mentorship of Alberto Posadas, Dieter Ammann, Helena Tulve, and Alexander Knaifel.

Patrick is currently studying for a PhD in Composition with Prof. Philip Grange at The University of Manchester.