T. Patrick Carrabré is a Canadian composer living in Vancouver. Construction of identity and community engagement are long-term themes in his compositions, concert and radio programming, and administrative activities. His best known works include Inuit Games, for throat singers (katajjak) and orchestra, which was a recommended work at the International Rostrum of Composers (2003), Sonata No. 1, The Penitent, for violin and piano, and From the Dark Reaches, which were nominated for JUNO awards (in the category of Best Classical Composition). A Hammer For Your Thoughts… won a Western Canadian Music Award (Best Classical Composition). Commissioners have included pianists Megumi Masaki, Janina Fialkowska, and Alexander Tselyakov, the Gryphon Trio, the Winnipeg Singers, cellists Caroline Stinson and Shauna Rolston, as well as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.
Watch a performance of “Love” from Three Madrigals
recorded at the wonderful Tlaxcala Canta Festival in September, 2016