Ms. Patricia Davis

Violin Teacher

Patricia Davis

SAA Member


New York, NY
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Patricia Davis is a sought-after and adventurous violinist performing at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and on Broadway. She recently shared the stage with Glenn Close in the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard and performs regularly with the American Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has also performed with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Montserrat Caballé, Andrea Bocelli, Kelli O’Hara, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Gabriel and Leonard Nimoy.

Equally comfortable on stage and on camera, she has been the feature of spotlight TV segments on ABC TV’s Live with Kelly and FOX News. She has performed for the Clintons and the Queen of England, and appeared on NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR, MTV, A&E, CNN, PBS Great Performances, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, and Good Morning America. An ardent champion of new music, she has collaborated with numerous composers on premieres of new works, and was recently featured as solo violinist on WQXR with pianist/composer Beata Moon. 

She has served as jurist for The Juilliard School Pre College Concerto Competition, New York International Artists Association Competition, The New York String Orchestra Seminar and Columbia University’s Concerto Competition. 
She has a passion for music education and has been a lecturer and moderator for Explore New York and American Symphony Orchestra student workshops integrating history, art, music and science. Ms. Davis completed her Suzuki Teacher Training at The School for Strings, NYC and has taken teacher enrichment courses with Doris Preucil, Linda Case, Linda Fiore, and Cathy Lee. At the Geneva Conservatory she currently trains young violinists in the Suzuki Method, teaching individual lessons and violin group classes.

Ms. Davis has participated in music festivals including Aspen, Banff, Bard, Britten-Pears, Caramoor, Prussia Cove, Schleswig-Holstein, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar with Alexander Schneider. Her primary teachers have included Joyce Robbins, Sylvia Rosenberg, David Cerone, and the members of the Cleveland Quartet, and she has also studied with Dorothy Delay, Felix Galamir, Lillian Fuchs, Doris Preucil, Gerald Beal, and Daniel Phillips. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music, London’s Royal College of Music and SUNY Stony Brook where she received a Doctor of Musical Arts in violin performance. She has completed additional studies with William Starr and Anastasia Jempelis.