Patrick Godon is artistic director and pianist for the International Chamber Artists (ICA), a chamber music ensemble he founded in 2006.
Patrick Godon made his debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May 2007, playing one of the solo piano parts, along with Mary Sauer, in Colin McPhee’s Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra and Two Pianos, with Alan Gilbert conducting. In November 2011, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as second keyboardist at Ravinia in 2003. He was invited to play second keyboard on the CSO’s 2005 European Tour and for seven CSO Carnegie Hall performances. Since December 2014, he has covered the very demanding principal keyboard parts in such programs as Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Bernstein’s Facsimile with the CSO. He has played under leading conductors including Alsop, Barenboim, Boulez, Colnot, Conlon, Davis, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Haitink, Maazel, Muti, Nagano, Robertson, Salonen, Slatkin, and Tilson Thomas. He has served as rehearsal pianist for Daniel Barenboim and Deborah Voigt for Schoenberg’s Erwartung. Godon also performs as orchestral keyboardist with the Virginia, Delaware, and Peoria Symphony Orchestras. He is in demand as a collaborative pianist and has performed many live broadcasts on WFMT.