Patrick Dupre Quigley (b. 1977), conductor, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has led The Cleveland Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem, the San Francisco Symphony in Ligeti and Berio, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in a program of Bach cantatas. Recent and upcoming projects include a return to Chicago’s Music of the Baroque in music from Rameau’s Castor et Pollux; Handel’s Messiah in debuts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony; and operas King Arthur, Dido and Aeneas, and Acis and Galatea with his indie-classical ensemble, Seraphic Fire. Quigley was a member of the San Francisco Symphony conducting staff, under Michael Tilson Thomas, from 2015–2020.
Patrick has long championed rising American vocal and instrumental concert artists, collaborating with Matt Albert, Dashon Burton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Christian Van Horn, Bryan Hymel, Reginald Mobley, Kathryn Mueller, Margot Rood, the Spektral Quartet, Lauren Snouffer, Zachary Wilder, and Tamara Wilson. He has commissioned and/or premiered works by composers Christopher Theofanidis, Nico Muhly, Alvaro Bermudez, Ileana Perez Velasquez, Susan Labarr, Sidney Guillaume, Shawn Crouch, James Kallembach, and many others.
Quigley founded Seraphic Fire in 2002 in Miami, FL. He has nurtured a robust audience-ensemble relationship, which the local press calls “the smartest, most creative and consistently excellent Classical music ticket in South Florida.” (South Florida Sun Sentinel). Artistically, Seraphic Fire’s repertoire spans from Hildegard of Bingen to Philip Glass, and their GRAMMY-nominated recording catalogue includes canonic European composers, 20th and 21st century American masters, and world premieres. Seraphic Fire enjoys a residency at the Aspen Music Festival, where Quigley teaches and conducts.