UW School of Music violinist Luke Fitzpatrick performs the John Cage Freeman Etudes for solo violin and the 17 Lyrics of Li Po for adapted viola and voice by Harry Partch, marking the first-ever performance of the work in its entirety on the composer’s original handmade instrument.
Artist Bio: Luke Fitzpatrick, violin
Luke Fitzpatrick is a creative performer, composer and violinist. In 2010, he joined the California EAR Unit for a performance of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music and the CalArts Orchestra for the U.S. premiere of Gérard Grisey’s complete Les Espaces Acoustiques. Additionally, he has performed with The Penderecki String Quartet, inauthentica, ensembleGREEN, The New Century Players, and as a guest artist with The Argento Chamber Ensemble for the West Coast premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's Mouvement (-- vor der Erstarrung). His world premiere recording of Vera Ivanova's Quiet Light for solo violin was released on Ablaze Records in 2011. Luke holds degrees from California Institute of the Arts and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied violin with Mark Menzies, Lorenz Gamma and Benny Kim. He also studied composition with Anne LeBaron and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. He is currently a DMA student at the University of Washington where he studies with Ron Patterson.