Patrick Friel - headshot 2Patrick was born in Exeter in 1989 and is presently based in London. Recently his compositions have been performed by the Arditti and Gildas Quartets, Cikada Ensemble and the Amatis Trio. Performances have been given in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Russian Institute of Art History, at the Aldeburgh and Dartington Festivals, Darmstadt Summer Course and the “Unerhörte Musik” concert series in Berlin, and broadcast on Dutch national radio NPO 4.

Patrick was the British composer representative at the ISCM World Music Days in Tongyeong, South Korea. His music for the animated short film Psalm 73 was nominated for a Taipei Film Award and presented at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. His music has also received awards from the Florilège Vocal de Tours, ISCM Chengdu, Sichuan Conservatory of Music and the Discovering Young Composers of Europe Project.

Patrick is presently completing a doctorate at The University of Manchester under the supervision of Philip Grange.