Patrick Staples, bassBorn in Calgary, AB, Patrick Staples began his musical studies at the age of twelve with Sheila Garrett – assistant principal bassist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

A three-time national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles and a Master’s degree from Rice University in Houston. He is the recipient of a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship as well as an Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship, and has been awarded fellowships to attend various summer music festivals such as The Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood, Sarasota, and Aspen. Formerly a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Patrick joined the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013.

October 1, 2015,   |  Eckhart-Gramatté Hall