Pianist Patricia Tao leads an active life as a performer, teacher and concert organizer. Following studies in Boston, Indiana, and New York, she performed throughout the U.S. and Europe for ten years with the award-winning Guild Trio, and as a soloist. Now in her 7th year as Artistic Director of the Edmonton Chamber Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival, she actively promotes community outreach programs through the Hears to Your Health Concerts at the U of A medical school, which features both local and international musicians, as well as through arranging performances at local schools and organizing master classes by distinguished artists for young Edmonton musicians.
Dr. Tao is a dedicated and passionate teacher and has given master classes in North America, Europe and Asia and frequently adjudicates festivals in Canada. She was an Artist-in-Resident at the University of Virginia for two years, taught at Western Washington University and has been on the faculty at the University of Alberta since 2002.