Patrick Dupré Quigley
Patrick Dupré Quigley, baritone, is the founder and artistic director of Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Quigley was nominated for two 2012 Grammy awards for his work with Seraphic Fire. He was the only conductor in the world that year to be nominated for two separate projects, and Seraphic Fire was the only choir in North and South America to receive a nomination.
Last year, Mr. Quigley made guest conducting appearances with the San Francisco Symphony’s Community of Music Makers series, Cincinnati’s professional Vocal Arts Ensemble, and two separate appearances with the San Antonio Symphony. This season, he will conduct Seraphic Fire in more than 60 performances across the U.S. Under Mr. Quigley’s direction, Seraphic Fire has released 11 recordings on the Seraphic Fire Media label, with two additional recordings forthcoming this year.
Mr. Quigley is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts 2004 Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship, and Chorus America’s 2011 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal, recognizing his artistic and institution-building achievements with Seraphic Fire.
He received his master of music degree in conducting from the Yale School of Music, his bachelor of arts degree in musicology from the University of Notre Dame, and is a graduate of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy’s Fundraising School.