David M. Patrick who was born in Devonshire, England, is one of the most brilliant British organists of his time. He pursued his musical education at the Royal College of Music in London with distinction winning the Stuart Prize for organ in 1967 and going on to gain the coveted Walford Davies Prize the following year. This award brought him prestigious recitals at both Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey as well as the honour of being presented to H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
His early decision to specialise in the romantic and modern French repertoire followed logically from his impulse to accept the highest technical and artistic challenges which the organ presents. Having perceived the unjustified neglect of its composers in the period between Franck and Messiaen in his early career, David M. Patrick successfully pioneered the works of Widor, Vierne and Durufle in his critically acclaimed commercial recordings (Buckfast Abbey – Durufle Suite Op. 5 in 1976 and Vierne Symphonie No.6 in 1978) and B.B.C.(English National Radio) recitals. Of his later recordings, that of the complete organ works of Maurice Durufle made in Coventry Cathedral in 1996 was of particular note. (See list of recordings.)
David M. Patrick has performed public concerts at many major venues in Great Britain, the U.S.A., Canada and Europe as well as numerous recitals for B.B.C. Radio 3 on significant British instruments. Many of his recorded peformances, featuring the organs of Gloucester Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey (Downes/ Walker organ), Katarina Kyrka in Stockholm and Coventry Cathedral are available from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
David M. Patrick held a position of Kantor in the Norwegian Church from September 1996 until December 2012. He was based in Fauske in the County of Nordland.
In January 2018 David was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers.