Conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley is at the vanguard of a new generation of young Baroque and Classical-era specialists: completely at ease at the helm of the modern symphony orchestra while still able to create the passionate, distinctive stylings of the Baroque and Classical sound. The founder and artistic director of Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, he has been described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “clearly a brilliant and inspirational figure.”
Quigley was nominated for two 2012 Grammy® Awards. He was the only conductor in the world to be nominated for two separate projects that year, and Seraphic Fire was the only choir in North and South America to receive a nomination. Under Quigley’s direction, Seraphic Fire has released twelve recordings on the Seraphic Fire Media label, with three additional recordings forthcoming this year.
Next season sees numerous conducting debuts: Messiah at Carnegie Hall and with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Respighi and Mozart at the Mobile Symphony, and Baroque concerti with the Naples Philharmonic. Quigley has made guest conducting appearances in the past with the New World Symphony, San Francisco Symphony’s Community of Music Makers Series, four separate appearances with the San Antonio Symphony, Cincinnati’s professional Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seattle’s Choral Arts, and numerous others.
Quigley received his Master of Music degree in conducting from the Yale School of Music and his undergraduate degree in musicology from the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy’s Fundraising School.