Biography

Widely regarded as one of Canada’s finest flutists, Patricia Creighton is Principal Flautist of Symphony Nova Scotia, a position she has held since 1984. A graduate of University of Toronto’s BMUS program, she attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and was fortunate to study with the legendary Louis Moyse, world-renowned Jeanne Baxtresser, and participated in masterclasses with Marcel Moyse, Louis Moyse, Samuel Baron, Julius Baker, William Bennett, Jean-Pierre Rampal and many other illustrious flutists.

Patricia has performed in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and the former Yugoslavia and is well known as a soloist and recitalist throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. Her ravishing sound, emotionally captivating interpretations and brilliant performances have entranced audiences for decades.

She is a regular soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia and has been recorded and broadcast many times by CBC Radio both nationally and regionally. She is a regular guest performer at the Scotia Festival of Music and over the years has appeared at many venues across the Atlantic provinces and in Ontario.

She has shared the stage as a chamber and orchestral musician with many distinguished artists including Julius Baker, Robert Cram, Isaac Stern, Maureen Forrester, Steven Dann, Fred Sherry, Malcolm Lowe, Erica Goodman, Anton Kuerti, Mario Bernardi, Simon Streatfeild, Jeanne Lamon, Suzie LeBlanc, Renee Fleming, Denise Djokic, Bernhard Gueller, Lynn Harrell, Giora Schmidt, Peter Allen, Mark Fewer, Jonathan Crowe, Robert Uchida, and many more.

Patricia has several CBC-produced CDs including "Abraxas" and "Wind Song" with pianist Peter Allen, and many independently released CDs such as "Melodies of Love" with harpist Karen Rokos, and an improvisation CD with didgeridoo player Paul Newton called "The Twelve Celtic Winds". She has also released the CD "The Transcontinental", a disc celebrating music from around the world with pianist Peter Allen. Recordings done as Principal Flautist of Symphony Nova Scotia can be seen on the Symphony Nova Scotia website.

She shares her love of music by teaching seminars, masterclasses and private flute lessons. She is flute instructor at Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts in Halifax, NS.

Recent past performance include a prestigious solo recital at Nova Scotia’s Government House for His Honour, Arthur Leblanc, Mrs. Patsy Leblanc and guests. This performance was part of “Evenings at Government House" hosted by the Nova Scotia Government.

Patricia Creighton performs on a flute and head joint, which were custom-made for her by Wimberly Flutes.

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