BIOGRaphy

 
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It all started when…

Patrick began his Indian classical venture in the summer of 2014. Already interested in eastern music such as Chinese and Mongolian, he come across a performance by Ustad Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia. The jugalbandhi was so mezmerizing that Patrick immediately wanted to learn.

Having already experimented with a Chinese Dizi flute, Patrick contacted Italian flutemaker Lorenzo Squillari. He recieved his flute, a small bansuri and started practicing.

In his early years he had already played drums in a marching band and experimented with drums and bass guitar in a band with friends. He started learning drums at the age of 10.

In 2014 Patrick met with Bansuriplayer, student of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and soundhealer Tal Coleman. Tal instructed Patrick in the beginning and helped to establish the foundation of his fingering techniques. After 2015 Patrick went his own way to discover his own style. His inspirations are the great Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rakesh Chaurasia, Deepak Ram, Ronu Majumdar and Pravin Godkhini.

In May of 2017 Patrick met Tablaplayer Tarak Dutta. Patrick and Tarak started to play with each other from that point on.

Patrick had his first public performance with Tarak Dutta in the summer of 2017 at the ERA Festival in Oslo. Tarak and Patrick have performed as a duo since that day.

In May of 2018, Patrick visited Rotterdam to get the blessings from Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.