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Paul Patterson

Instrument: Violin

Education: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Neighborhood: Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 1985

Family: Sylvia Mitchell and I have a daughter, Julia

Inspirations as a musician: Through composing I find my own musical voice. Ultimately playing and improvising for a live audience is the most fulfilling.

Current playlist: I’ve been listening to Pandora stations for Ralph Towner, Hal Galper, Mayra Andrade, and Bela Fleck.

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? Listening at home to a recording of a great orchestral work can inspire and expand your imagination. Listening in Music Hall to a great live orchestra concert can be an experience that changes your life.