Patrick Dupré Quigley is a GRAMMY-nominated American conductor, Founder and Artistic Director of the intrepid indie-classical ensemble Seraphic Fire, and guest conductor with North America’s top professional orchestras. Quigley is known for his engaging performances of historically informed programming that draw in new audiences and delight regular concertgoers. Through recordings, performances, and new editions, Quigley has championed the culturally relevant voices of Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria, the 11th-century polymath and saint Hildegard of Bingen, and 18th-century Cuban composer Esteban Salas y Castro. He has made significant contributions to American music by fostering vibrant musical education programs, commissioning contemporary American composers, and producing revival performances of neglected masterworks.
This season, Quigley returns to Music of the Baroque and the New World Symphony, and debuts with Opera Lafayette. Other upcoming projects include a return to lead Chicago’s Music of the Baroque in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach; Handel’s Messiah in debuts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony; a subscription debut at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Stravinsky and Vivaldi, and Seraphic Fire’s second Enlightenment Festival featuring the music of Purcell and Bach.
Quigley founded Seraphic Fire in 2002 in Miami, Florida. The ensemble’s recording catalogue contains 16 albums; two titles have received GRAMMY nominations. Seraphic Fire enjoys a residency at the Aspen Music Festival, where Quigley teaches and conducts.