Patrick Morgan is a harpsichordist and continuo organist in Seattle, Washington. He performs with the new ensemble Queen City Musicians, a group he co-founded with soprano Julianna Emanski and violinist Reynaldo Patiño, dedicated to the performance of staged works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Recent performances under the direction of Stephen Stubbs at Cornish College of the Arts include John Blow’s masque Venus and Adonis, and Lully/Molière’s comédie-ballet Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
Born in the Philippines and raised in West Virginia, Patrick received a Bachelor's degree in music from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Patrick is the first and only college-educated musician in his family, but his grandfather, George “Dave” Morgan, was a longtime fixture of the West Virginia bluegrass circuit as a fiddler and washtub bassist.
After graduating from Wesleyan, Patrick attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for graduate studies in harpsichord under Elizabeth Farr. Since leaving Colorado in 2008, he has studied privately with harpsichordists Byron Schenkman and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, as well as participated in master classes with Edward Parmentier and Ms. Dupree. After a five-year hiatus from early music and public performance, Patrick completed the Artist Diploma in Early Music program at Cornish College of the Arts in 2013. In addition to continued study with Mr. Schenkman and Ms. Dupree, he has received continuo coaching from violinist Ingrid Matthews and lutenist/conductor Stephen Stubbs.
Not exclusively a harpsichordist, Patrick is an occasional hornist, most recently working with Skagit Opera in Mt. Vernon, Washington, during the 2008-09 season. Patrick studied horn with Andrew Scott and Janine Gaboury-Sly.
As a solo harpsichordist, Patrick's interests are in the music of late-eighteenth-century France and Bohemia. Patrick’s primary instrument is a double-manual harpsichord in the late-eighteenth-century French tradition by Florida harpsichord builder Philip Tyre.
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