Patterson/Sutton Duo

Friday, May 27, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City

Cellist Kimberly Patterson and guitarist Patrick Sutton, Juilliard Global Visiting Artists, in adventurous programs that showcase the rich tonal resources of their ensemble

“Patterson and Sutton play with exquisite grace … full-bodied expression that will enchant.” — Fanfare

NOTE: Proof of covid vaccination is required to attend this event. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination at the event. Masking is required at all times while inside the venue. (The performers will have the option of removing their own masks while playing, while maintaining distance from the audience.)

STEPHEN GOSS Park of Idols
DUSAN BOGDANOVIC Quatre Pieces Intimes
RICARDO IZNAOLA Vocalise from Musique de Salon
ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV Bulgarian Rock from Tanzologia


Praised by The Strad magazine for their “wit and imagination”, the Patterson/Sutton cello and guitar duo continue to be in demand as guest-artists throughout the United States and abroad. They were featured artists at the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and have an ongoing relationship with The Juilliard School as Juilliard Global Visiting Artists. The duo have been featured on Performance Today on American Public Media, Radio New Zealand, Fine Music Radio South Africa, among many others.

The Patterson/Sutton Duo’s debut album, “Cold Dark Matter”, was released in 2013 on MSR Classics to critical acclaim. Composer and guitarist, Dušan Bogdanovi? declared: “Everything [on Cold Dark Matter] is performed with excellence and sensitivity. I especially like the beautiful tone and sense of lyricism, though the virtuosity of both is apparent.” The Duo continues to push the boundaries of the repertoire by commissioning new music for cello and guitar from top composers such as Stephen Goss and Ricardo Iznaola. Recent concert appearances include the Florida Guitar Foundation, Portland International Guitar Series, Knoxville Guitar Society, Cheyenne Guitar Society, University of Colorado Guitar Festival, Saigon Guitar Series in Vietnam, Shanghai Conservatory in China, Tulane University, University of Denver, Louisiana State University, Princeton Symphony Chamber Music Series, Strings Music Festival, and the Front Range Chamber Players, to name a few. Their research in the field of cello and guitar performance has culminated in lecture-recitals at the Dublin Guitar Symposium, International Guitar Research Center Conference in the UK, and the Guitar Foundation of America Convention. Soundboard magazine called their GFA talk “a deeply inspiring analysis and performance”.

The Patterson/Sutton Duo are strong believers in the transformative power of educational outreach. Funded by the US State Department, the duo held a guest-artist residency at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul in 2014, where they worked with the budding generation of young Afghan musicians and gave a performance at the Canadian Embassy of Afghanistan. More recently, The Juilliard School sent the duo to Vietnam, New York City and Dublin, Ireland to perform and teach as part of the Juilliard/Nord Anglia global intuitive.

Dr. Kimberly Patterson holds degrees from the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Patrick Sutton holds degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder. His primary teachers have been Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood. The duo became husband and wife in June of 2017.