2023, 2022 UK, 2019, 2016, 2016 Singapore, 2015 India, 2015 Chamber – Southern Highlands, NSW, 2013, 2011
"I know playing with the AWO is going to be an amazing experience and I can’t wait for it to start. It will be such a fantastic opportunity for interaction between Australian musicians who are based in different places all over the world. What a thrill!”

Patrick Murphy


Lecturer in Cello – University of Queensland

Australian Hometown(s): Perth & Brisbane
Education: University of Western Australia; University of Christchurch

Patrick is Cello Performance Fellow at the School of Music, University of Queensland. He is also a member of the Southern Cross Soloists, resident at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the White Halo Ensemble, Ensemble in Residence at the School of Music at UQ. Recent performances have included premiere performances of new works commissioned for solo cello by Paul Dean and James Ledger.

Patrick was a founding member of the Tankstream Quartet, first prize-winners in the Melbourne National Chamber Music Competition (2000) and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Japan (2001). Prize-winners in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (2003), they went on to perform throughout Europe and continued studies with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne. The Tankstream Quartet were broadcast by the BBC at Wigmore Hall, and appeared on radio and television in Japan, Austria and France.  In 2004 they were invited to play at the reception of the wedding of Danish Royal Wedding of Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary Donaldson in Fredenborg Castle, Copenhagen.

Patrick has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has been a staff member of the Sydney and Hobart Conservatoriums, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Music. Patrick is a regular player with the Australian World Orchestra.

Last updated 2023