Patrick Strub was born into a family of musicians. He initially studied musicology and psychology in Munich, and subsequently violin in Hamburg and Rome. In addition to his violin studies, Strub received instruction in conducting from Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg in Hamburg and from Franco Ferrara in Siena. In Siena he was awarded the Diploma of Honor of the international conducting course.
In 1984, Strub founded the chamber orchestra »arcata stuttgart,« with which he has since given more than 350 concerts at home and abroad. Numerous radio and television appearances give witness to this fruitful undertaking Strub regularly receives invitations for guest appearances in the USA, Japan and Australia. In 1987, he took over on short notice a concert tour with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, as its principal guest conductor, which led to sixteen cities in the USA and Canada. As a result of this tour’s great success, a further USA concert tour followed in 1988.
Besides productions with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Strub works together with, among others, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Württembergische Philharmonie, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra/Australia, the City of Kobe Orchestra/Japan, the Radio Symphony Orchestras in Bratislava and Krakow, the Slovakian Philharmonic, the Cappella Istropolitana, and the State Philharmonic Ko*sice in concert, on tour, and for radio recordings. A matter of special importance to Strub is the encouragement of young musicians. With concert engagements, in regular collaborations with German and Australian colleges of music, as juror at music festivals in Australia and in the USA, and as director of the first orchestral academy in Melbourne, he translates this concern into deed.