Bill Fitzpatrick has taught many of today’s leading violinists and chamber musicians. His students have been accepted to the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Blair School of Music, the Mannes New School For Music, the Paris Conservatory, the Aspen Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, and the Perlman Camp. They have received post graduate degrees from schools such as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the Bienen School at Northwestern University, The Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and The USC Thornton School of Music.
Formerly Founder and First Violinist of the New York String Quartet, Bill’s musical experiences throughout Europe, Japan and the United States, have led him to positions such as Director of Chamber Music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, Conductor of the Nashville Chamber and Symphony Orchestras to Founder and Conductor of “L’Ensemble des Deux Mondes” in Paris France and he has collaborated with orchestras such as “l’Orchestre Symphonique de France” and as soloist with The American Symphony Orchestra in New York. Bill has performed and recorded with artists such as Gaby Casadesus, Elliot Fisk, Claude Frank, Itzhak Perlman, Emmanuel Ax, Ron Leonard, Patrice Fontanarosa, Karl Leister and the renown French actor Richard Bohringer (in the stage production “Coetse”).
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Bill studied with Ms. Dorothy Delay and was an assistant to both Robert Mann and Claus Adam of the Juilliard String Quartet. Prior to his studies at the Juilliard School, he was a student of Stephen Clapp at the Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee.