Dr. Patrick Sutton is an award winning guitarist and chamber musician from Evergreen, Colorado. He has given numerous world and US premieres of works by important guitar composers such as Stephen Goss, Gilbert Bibarian, Ricardo Iznaola and RIchard Boukas. He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in classical guitar performance at the Lamont School of Music, studying with Ricardo Iznaola, Masakazu Ito and Jonathan Leathwood. While at Lamont, he received several honors including, first place in the 2009 Lamont Chamber Music Competition, three Recital of Distinction awards and induction into the Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society.
Patrick is regularly invited to perform and teach at universities and venues throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances include engagements with the Boulder Symphony, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and Lakewood Symphony as well as guest artist recitals at East Tennessee State University, Odessa College and the University of Texas. In the summer of 2014, Patrick embarked on a critically acclaimed month long concert tour of South Africa with flutist Cobus du Toit, which included recitals at Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and the Friends of Music chamber series in Durban, among others. Patrick was also invited to give masterclasses at the University of South Africa and the University of Cape Town.
He has twice been the John D’Addario Performing Assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine, where he performed extensively and gave premieres at its Gamper Festival of New Music.
Patrick is currently on the music faculty at Community College of Denver and Naropa University. Patrick completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder as a graduate teaching assistant and Continuing Education instructor under the guidance of Jonathan Leathwood.