"Powerful," "passionate" and "sensuous," were words chosen by the press to describe pianist Patricia Hoy's performances during her most recent concert tour. Ms. Hoy is no stranger to such accolades, having been described by the Los Angeles Times as possessing a "pleasing blend of romantic reverie and disciplined direction (Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1) demonstrating excellence throughout." Her concert schedule for the current season will include two tours of Germany, including a performance of the Beethoven Triple Concerto, as well as upcoming recitals both as a solo recitalist and chamber player in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Lebanon and the United States.
Ms. Hoy was awarded top graduating doctoral student in the year she received her degree from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music where she studied with a full Graduate Fellowship under the pre-eminent teacher, John Perry. She won the Concerto Competition in her first year and was named the Armand Hammer Foundation most outstanding young artist by the Los Angeles Arts Council. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, she has performed recitals throughout Canada and the United States and has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Quebec Chamber Orchestra among others. She is frequently heard on CBC Radio, and has been specially featured on PBS and in performance on WQXR. Now on faculty at the University of British Columbia School of Music, where she lectures and teaches chamber music, Ms. Hoy regularly is invited as a faculty member to several prestigious festivals including Banff and the Young Artist Experience.
Ms. Hoy has a compendious knowledge of the works written for cello and piano. She and cellist Alexander Suleiman, with whom she regularly collaborates, perform a wide range of the repertoire as well as premiering new music by a number of European composers. Her appeal to audiences is perhaps best explained by one critic's comment that she "entirely conveys elements of pure musical style and superb musical understanding" (Vancouver Sun). Her artistry and unique interpretive perspectives make her performances both as a soloist and chamber musician, memorable events that leave her audiences in awe.
Ms. Hoy has recorded on the Wild West and Centrediscs labels.