Guitarist | Musician | Educator
Patrick Lui's refined sense of artistry combined with his remarkable communication skills have made him one of the single most effective teachers of young guitarists in America.
Dr. Andrew Zohn, The Jo and Goerge Jeter Distinguished Chair in Guitar, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University
About Patrick Lui
Patrick Lui is a masterful concert artist and a distinguished classical guitar teacher, celebrated for his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication. For over four decades, he has inspired and nurtured countless students, guiding them to over three hundred prizes and accolades. His students have triumphed at prestigious competitions such as the Guitar Festival America - Youth Division, James Stroud Guitar Competition, and have performed as young featured artists at the Carnegie Hall in New York. Many of his former students have become successful performing artists, accomplished luthiers, and even a Grammy Award-winning music producer.
Since 2005, Patrick has been the Director of Guitar Studies at Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts, where he continues to develop students to become exceptional musicians. His remarkable teaching and musicianship have earned him a place as one of the most important classical guitar teachers for pre-college level students in the United States.
A celebrated concert artist, lecturer, clinician, and judge, Patrick has enthralled audiences with his fiery performances and poetic lyricism. His playing has been praised by music critics as "demonstrating virtuosity but also a lyric beauty and silky smoothness he has rarely heard." Patrick's performances are an inspired synthesis of artistic vision and technical mastery.
Patrick is one of the few full scholarship students of the legendary guitar pedagogue Aaron Shearer, known as the Dean of the American Classical Guitar. He also served as a teaching assistant for Professor Frank Koonce and an Interim Instructor of Guitar at Arizona State University.
Versatile with his programming, Patrick has a passion for music from Latin America and a deep love for the Romantic literature.