Patrick Castillo leads a multifaceted career as a composer, performer, writer, and educator. His music has been described as “restrained and reflective but brimming with a variety of texture and sound that draws you into its world” (I Care If You Listen) and has been presented at festivals and venues throughout the United States and internationally. He is the founding Composer and Managing Director of Third Sound and Executive Director of Hotel Elefant. He previously served as Artistic Administrator for Music@Menlo and Senior Director of Artistic Planning of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and appears frequently as a guest lecturer for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The Quality of Mercy, an album of Patrick Castillo’s vocal chamber music featuring mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, has been praised as “affecting and sensitively orchestrated… [a] gorgeous, masterfully crafted canvas” (Cleveland Classical), and is available on innova Recordings. For more information, please visit