New York-based cellist Patrick McGuire is a citizen musician interested in the intersection of music and other disciplines. As a performer, he has worked with some of today’s most exciting composers and in 2011 gave the opening performance of Juilliard’s Focus! Festival with John Cage’s 59 1/2” for solo cello and the western-hemisphere premiere of Andrzej Krzanowsky’s Relief V for solo cello. While studying at Juilliard he performed actively with the New Juilliard Ensemble and Axiom, leading to performances at the Smithsonian Institute’s Freer Gallery and a Harvard University’s Paine Hall and collaborations with Magnus Lindberg and Steve Reich.  In addition to his pursuits in new music, Patrick also studied Baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai and performed with Juilliard’s Baroque ensemble Juilliard415 in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Music Before 1800 series at Corpus Christi Church. As an avid chamber musician, he spent three summers at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and enjoys reading string quartets with friends. Patrick received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2012, graduating with Scholastic Distinction and is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Juilliard under Joel Krosnick.

In addition to being an active performer, Patrick also has a diverse background as a teaching artist, scholar, and administrator. In 2012 he received both the Joseph W. Polisi Prize for exemplifying the Juilliard School’s values of the ‘artist as citizen’ and the McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Prize for education and community outreach, and in 2013 developed a workshop on using music therapeutically for post-traumatic stress disorder in collaboration with doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell. He has been a fellow in Juilliard's Music Advancement Program and the Silk Road Project's education program at a New York City public middle school. Click here for more information about Patrick as an educator.