British pianist and conductor Patrick Milne joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme as a conductor and répétiteur in the 2018/19 Season. In his first Season on the Programme he conducted Pelléas et Mélisande and Rigoletto in the JPYAP Summer Performance, was cover conductor for Phaedra and trainee cover conductor for La Fille du régiment and joined the Royal Opera music staff for Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung, The Queen of Spades, Così fan tutte and Billy Budd. In the 2019/20 Season he conducts Susanna and joins Royal Opera music staff for Werther, Die Zauberflöte, Otello, Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, Elektra and Tosca.
Milne graduated from Cambridge University with a First in Music and took a Masters degree with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. At Cambridge he founded the Alba Orchestra and conducted symphonic and operatic works and concertos from the piano. During his studies he won prizes for solo performance, concerto performance and chamber music and performed at the Barbican, the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall. He has also studied on the Solti Accademia Répétiteur course in Venice and been Emerging Artist Répétiteur for Scottish Opera, where he worked on La Traviata, Iolanta, The Fiery Angel and Eugene Onegin, was Musical Director and pianist for the Opera Highlights Spring tour and conducted the world premiere of Sam Bordoli’s Grace Notes.
Milne worked for three seasons for Grange Park Opera, where he was Assistant Conductor for Tosca, Jenufa, La fanciulla del West and Eugene Onegin. He has also been Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for Iolanta and Mavra (GSMD), répétiteur and continuo player for Così fan tutte (Opera Lyrica) and assisted on Hansel and Gretel (Sinfonia d’Amici), La traviata (Opera South) and Le nozze di Figaro (Instant Opera). He was Musical Director and pianist for Our House in HMP Isis for Pimlico Opera, working with professionals and young prisoners.
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Patrick Milne, 2018
Patrick Milne in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room
Stephanie Wake-Edwards, Patrick Milne and Filipe Manu in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 27 June 2020
Jette Parker Young Artist Patrick Milne
Patrick Milne and Edmund Whitehead in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera
Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch
Patrick Milne and Stephanie Wake-Edwards in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 27 June 2020
Patrick Milne in rehearsal for Susanna, The Royal Opera
Yaritza Véliz, Patrick Terry, Germán E Alcántara, Edmund Whitehead and Patrick Milne in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, St Clement Danes