Flute 2 / Piccolo
Patricia Dydnansky currently holds the position of Second Flute & Piccolo with the Niagara Symphony and teaches at Brock University. She is also an active freelance musician, often playing flute and piccolo in the Shaw Festival Orchestra, the Stratford Festival Orchestra, Talisker Players Orchestra, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra London, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and various smaller ensembles in the Greater Toronto Area. As a faculty member in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts at Brock, Patricia has regularly performed recitals on the Music@Noon and Encore! Professional concert series since joining the Music Department in 2002. Patricia has a Bachelor of Music (Music History & Theory) from McMaster University, a Master of Music (Performance) from the University of Western Ontario and a Postgraduate Diploma (Performance) from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. She has participated in the Professional Residency Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts and her teachers include Peter Lloyd, Patricia Morris, Paula Elliott, Camille Churchfield, Wissam Boustany and Ian Clarke. Patricia has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Academy Orchestra of the Boris Brott Music Festival. Recent summer activities include being a Mentor for the National Academy Orchestra and teaching lessons, coaching chamber music & conducting the flute ensemble at the Scottish International Flute Summer School, held in St. Andrew’s, Scotland.