Patrick  Kroboth  is a  graduate  of the San Francisco Conservatory of  Music where he was a student  of Rolf Persinger and also attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara  where he was a scholarship  student  of  William Primrose. He was principal  viola of the Canadian Opera Company touring  orchestra (Toronto) before returning to the Bay Area, and now, in addition to freelance work and chamber music, plays with San Franciso Opera Merola Orchestra, California Symphony, Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera, Berkeley Symphony, Midsummer  Mozart  and is principal viola of the Russian Chamber Orchestra. He also works extensively  in  the recording  and film industry  and musical   theater  and is presently on the music  faculties of the Villa Sinfonia and Golden Gate Philharmonic  and  is a teaching artist  with  the San Francisco Symphony ITS Program and an Artist In Residence at SOTA. He has coached  chamber  music  or conducted  sectionals  at  School of the Arts, Marin Academy, Branson  School, Oakland Youth  Orchestra, University of San Francisco and  University High School as well as teaching  private students.