Patrick Murphy is Cello Performance Fellow at The University of Queensland School of Music. In 2017 he was appointed cellist of the Tinalley String Quartet that has received critical acclaim for its recent releases of the quartets of Mendelssohn, Debussy and Ravel. 

Patrick has performed extenstively throughout his career as a chamber musician. He was a founding member of the Tankstream Quartet who won first prize in the Melbourne National Chamber Music Competition (2000) and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan (2001). The Tankstream also won the audience prize and came third place in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (2003).

Further study in quartet performance with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne, Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet) and Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet) preceded an invitation from the Australian Government to play at the reception of the Royal Wedding of Crown Prince Frederick and Mary Donaldson in Fredenborg Castle, Copenhagen. Patrick went on to cofound the Whitely trio (now Nexus Piano Quartet), join the Grainger Quartet and later, the Southern Cross Soloists.

Recent concerto performances have included appearances with the Camerata, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney), and The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Patrick directs the String Chamber Music Academy at Sound Thinking Australia’s Summer School Music Program in Brisbane and the Winter Chamber Music School at The University of Queensland.

Patrick has performed extensively with the Australian World Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and has premiered new works for solo cello by the Australian composers Paul Dean and James Ledger. In collaboration with colleagues from the UQ School of Music (Associate Professor Adam Chalabi (violin) and Professor Liam Viney (piano)), they have recorded and released a new CD of chamber music composed by Paul Stanhope on ABC Classics. A second album of Tinalley’s recordings of the Mendelssohn Quartets is also due for release in 2020.