Gaylon McKay Patterson - Violin

Gaylon McKay Patterson is delighted to be in the Adirondacks for the first time, joining the Lake Placid Sinfonietta for its 100th Anniversary Season. He is celebrating thirty-two years in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, where he is currently Acting Principal Second Violin. Mr. Patterson also performs frequently as a chamber musician. He has served on the faculties of the University of Memphis and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and is a former member of the Ceruti String Quartet.

Aside from his work on stage, Mr. Patterson is deeply committed to community engagement, education, and the nurturing of diversity and inclusion in orchestral culture. He is a developer of the Memphis Symphony’s unique corporate leadership training program, as well as that orchestra’s “Opus One” concerts collaborating with multi-genre Memphis artists in non-traditional formats and venues.

Mr. Patterson’s most recent studio recording credits include albums by Sean Rowe and by the Dave Rawlings Machine with Gillian Welch.