From Founder and First Violinist of the New York String Quartet, to Director of Chamber Music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, William Fitzpatrick has taught many of today’s leading violinists and chamber musicians. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Ms. Dorothy Delay and was an assistant to both Robert Mann and Claus Adam of the Juilliard String Quartet. Prior to his studies at the Juilliard School, he was a student of Stephen Clapp at the Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. Professor of Violin (Adjunct) at the Chapman Conservatory in Orange, California, Mr Fitzpatrick’s students have been accepted to the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Indiana School of Music, the Mannes New School For Music, the Paris Conservatory, the Aspen Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Sewanee Summer Music Center, the Perlman Camp and have received undergraduate and post graduate degrees from schools such as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the Bienen School at Northwestern University, the Blair School of Music, The Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and The USC Thornton School of Music. Recently invited to teach for SINEM in Costa Rica, Mr. Fitzpatrick has given Master Classes across the US and will give classes this year in France and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.