As a violinist, and violist, Patrick Shaughnessy has played in numerous ensembles from orchestral to chamber. As an orchestral violinist, Mr. Shaughnessy has played in Pensacola Symphony, Opera, and Ballet. He has also played with the Tallahassee Symphony, Hingham Symphony, Hanover Chamber Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, and The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra. In the fall of 2005, Mr. Shaughnessy was asked to do a reading of Mozartʼs 2nd violin concerto with the Boston Civic Symphony under the direction of Max Hobart. As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Shaughnessy has played chamber music in many different ensembles. In 2008 Mr. Shaughnessy was invited as a guest artist with the San Juan Chamber players. It was there that Mr. Shaughnessy collaborated with pianist Max Levinson, cellist Allison Eldrige, and violinist Catherine Leonard. In 2009 Mr. Shaughnessy performed the chamber music of Apostolos Paraskevas in New Yorkʼs Weil Recital Hall with cellist Francisco Vila, violinist Markus Placci, and others. From 2009 to 2010 Mr. Shaughnessy was a member of the Neave String Quartet. As the second violinist Mr. Shaughnessy participated on many concert series. Some of those included the New England Chamber Foundation, Lyrica New Jersey, a recital at Providence College, and collaborations with cellist Sergey Antonov. Mr. Shaughnessy participated in an orchestra tour of China with The Manhattan Symphony Orchestra. Other engagements have included a concert for peace, where a performance of Beethoven's piano quartet was given with Victor Rosenbaum. Mr. Shaughnessy holds degrees from The Florida State University School of Music, and The Boston Conservatory of Music. His principle teachers have been Yehonatan Berick, Eliot Chapo, and Irina Muresanu.