Photo credit: Jesse Weiner

Photo credit: Jesse Weiner

 
 

Exposed to art song since the age of ten, Canadian pianist Patricia Au is widely known for her vivacious playing and leads an active performing career collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists.  She has appeared in such venues as Vancouver’s Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Isabella Gardner Museum as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  She has also toured throughout Canada, Austria, the United Kingdom and the United States. She often performs with Phoenix Ensemble (Boston) and music directs for Boston Opera Collaborative. 

As a recipient of various scholarships and grants, Ms. Au has pursued additional studies focusing on art song and opera in Canada, France, Italy and Austria. She has performed for prominent musicians such as Sir Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling, Thomas Quasthoff and Malcolm Martineau. Ms. Au has studied at the Franz-Schubert Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria through the generosity of a Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship awarded by the University of British Columbia.  She was invited to the Acadèmie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France and performed Tel jours telle nuit for Poulenc’s extended family in Noizay.  Passionate about dissolving the boundaries between song performance and scholarship, she has studied and performed at the Vancouver International Song Institute, with guidance of song scholars Susan Youens, Graham Johnson, Michael Musgrave, and Deborah Stein. 

Not limiting her teaching approach to existing pedagogical models, Ms. Au actively works in Boston as a vocal coach, piano teacher, and teaching artist.  In the past, she has served as faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and taught at New England Conservatory.  During the summer months, she is on faculty as a vocal coach/pianist for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and during the academic year, she is part of the Opera Staff at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In addition, Ms. Au is a Teaching Artist for Boston Lyric Opera.  In May 2017, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts majoring in Collaborative Piano.  Her dissertation, “A New Edition of the Piano-Vocal Score of Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back” is available through Bent Pen Inc. 

Exposed to art song since the age of ten, Canadian pianist Patricia Au is widely known for her vivacious playing and leads an active performing career collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists.  She has appeared in such venues as Vancouver’s Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Isabella Gardner Museum as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  She has also toured throughout Canada, Austria, the United Kingdom and the United States. She often performs with Phoenix Ensemble (Boston) and music directs for Boston Opera Collaborative. 

As a recipient of various scholarships and grants, Ms. Au has pursued additional studies focusing on art song and opera in Canada, France, Italy and Austria. She has performed for prominent musicians such as Sir Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling, Thomas Quasthoff and Malcolm Martineau. Ms. Au has studied at the Franz-Schubert Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria through the generosity of a Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship awarded by the University of British Columbia.  She was invited to the Acadèmie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France and performed Tel jours telle nuit for Poulenc’s extended family in Noizay.  Passionate about dissolving the boundaries between song performance and scholarship, she has studied and performed at the Vancouver International Song Institute, with guidance of song scholars Susan Youens, Graham Johnson, Michael Musgrave, and Deborah Stein. 

Not limiting her teaching approach to existing pedagogical models, Ms. Au actively works in Boston as vocal coach, piano teacher, and teaching artist.  In the past, she has served as faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and taught at New England Conservatory.  During the summer months, she is on faculty as a vocal coach/pianist for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and during the academic year, she is part of the Opera Staff at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In addition, Ms. Au is a Teaching Artist for Boston Lyric Opera.  In May 2017, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts from New England Conservatory, majoring in Collaborative Piano.  Her dissertation, “A New Edition of the Piano-Vocal Score of Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back” is available through Bent Pen Music, Inc. 

 
 
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