As a gifted solo recitalist, ensemble performer and educator, Patricia Mabee is acclaimed by audiences and critics for her virtuosity, flawless technique and outstanding interpretive skills.
She has been featured as a soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, where she has been principal keyboardist since 1976, and has appeared in more than 20 works from the concerto repertoire under the batons of Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Nicholas McGegan and Iona Brown. Tisha is also principal keyboard with the New West Symphony Orchestra.
Since her debut at Carnegie Hall in 1982, she has given recitals on four continents. Her career as an ensemble player is equally distinguished. She has made regular appearances at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, as well as at the Casals, Chamber Music Northwest, Ojai and Los Angeles Bach festivals. Specializing in Early Music, Tisha received a Master’s degree in keyboard performance from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently on both the CalArts and Colburn School Conservatory of Music faculties.
Mabee performs with the Bach’s Circle which focuses on the music of JS Bach, his sons and contemporaries. She is the music director of Ritornello, a period instrument ensemble that presents educational programs for schools, museums and community groups. The pianist for world premieres by John Adams, Bruce Broughton, Donald Crockett and Libby Larsen, she also performs new works for harpsichord and synthesizer. Tisha can be heard on many film soundtracks including Marie Antoinette and Master and Commander.
Her hobbies include gardening and yoga, and she is a buff of both mystery books and movies. Musicality runs in the family – her sons Oliver and Aaron are both multi-instrumentalists, arrangers and producers in the popular music scene.