Patrick Yasko is a performer and teacher from Northern Ontario. He performs concerts avidly as a classical guitar soloist, chamber musician and collaborative musician.
He has collaborated with the Baladi National Baladi Dance School dancers Rachelle Connors and many of her students, performing such styles as Spanish Dance, Gypsy as well as Baladi(belly dance). Patrick is also a member of numerous ensembles, including his duo with Claire Proulx-Theriault, the Sudbury Guitar Orchestra and others. He has also performed works for the guitar and vibraphone.
As well as performing, Patrick is part of a number of committees and organizations. He is most invested in Café Musique Rayside Balfour(CMRB) where he serves as a member of the executive board of directors. He is also a committee member of the Sudbury Guitar Society. He also serves as a returning judge for the Valley East Days Battle of the Bands alongside some of Sudbury's top musicians.
Patrick is currently completing a performance diploma at Cambrian College as a classical guitar Major under Dr. Matthew Gould. He has performed in masterclasses for Pavel Steidl, Carlo Marchionne, Jakob Bangsø, Ekachai Jerakul, Robert Bekkers and more.
What's new in 2017
For the 2017 concert season, Patrick is working on music by J.S Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, Domenico Scarlatti, Stepan Rak, Joaquin Rodrigo and many others. He is scheduled for multiple performances(see below) and will likely be expanding his repertoire during the 2016-17 holiday break. He will be performing with singers Natalie Crispo and Brandon Watt in early 2017.
Like he did in 2016, Patrick hopes to collaborate with dancers of difference genres including ballet, Argentine tango and more, and showcase these works in a large scale concert.
Starting your lessons in 2017
Patrick will be accepting new students of any level(beginner to advanced) for the new year. Patrick can teach any style to any dedicated student and offers them the tools to grow not only as musicians but also as independent and group learners.
He can be contacted via email or through text/phone call
Cell Phone: (705) 919-8351
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Patrick performing a chamber work with soprano Claire Proulx-Theriault at his 2016 Christmas Concert.
Patrick's Schedule for 2017(more dates to be announced):
January 19th @ Trevi Bar and Grill - Natalie Crispo & Patrick Yasko Duo
January 27th @ Fromagerie Elgin - Natalie Crispo & Patrick Yasko Duo
February 3rd @ Greater Sudbury Public Library - Patrick Yasko's Valentines Day Classical Guitar Concert
February 9th - 12th @ Alla Grande Festival - Sudbury Guitar Orchestra
February 17th @ Fromagerie Elgin - Brandon Watt & Patrick Yasko Duo