Patricia Tao leads an active life as a performer, teacher, and concert organizer. On completion of her studies in Boston, Indiana, and New York, she performed throughout the U.S. and Europe for ten years with the award-winning Guild Trio. As a soloist, she toured the U.S. for Columbia Artists’ Community Concert series and overseas as an Artistic Ambassador representing the U.S. She also performed for many years with Trio Voce, releasing two critically-acclaimed CDs. Trio Voce’s live performances were broadcast frequently on Chicago’s classical music station, WFMT. Now in her 14th year as Artistic Director of the Edmonton Chamber Music Society’s Summer Solstice Music Festival, Dr. Tao programs innovative concerts and collaborates with some of North America’s most distinguished soloists and chamber musicians. Dr. Tao has given master classes in North America, Europe and Asia and frequently adjudicates festivals in Canada. She was an Artist-in-Resident at the University of Virginia for two years, taught at Western Washington University, and has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Alberta since 2002. She will retire in 2022 and looks forward to contributing to the cultural life of Kelowna.
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