Patricia Auchterlonie is a performer of new and unheard music, equally at home on stage, in the concert hall and beyond. She is an enthusiast and a magpie, interested in exploring all that is colourful/experimental as well as more traditional forms of music-making. Upcoming work includes her 2024 debut with the LA Phil, IMPULS Festival 2023 (supported by Help Musicians) and participation in the inaugural cohort of the 2023-24 VOICEBOX programme, delivered by Juliet Fraser in partnership with Britten Pears Arts; City, University of London; Sound Festival and Dartington Music Summer School.
Recent work has included premieres: the role of Superfan in Oliver Leith's critically acclaimed Last Days (ROH Linbury) and new works by Evan Johnson with pianist Ben Smith (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival). Patricia also recently collaborated with artists Sam Belinfante and Laure Prouvost on a performance for the opening of Prouvost's installation Ohmmm age Oma je ohomma mama at Kunsthalle Wein (Weiner Festwoche 2023). She has also been working with London-based progressive choral collective Musarc as a vocal coach & music director.
Patricia is interested in exploring the kaleidoscope of the human voice. She is always on the search for new sounds, shades and colours - current obsessions include english folk music, balkan singing, vocal works of Beat Furrer, and troubadour music. She performs as part of an experimental saxophone-voice duo, Honkus, with David Zucchi (for more information, click here!).
Operatic roles have included Where the Wild Things Are by Oliver Knussen (Bamberger Symphoniker/ Shadwell Opera), Violet by Tom Coult (cover - Music Theatre Wales/ Britten Pears Arts), Lei in Passion by Pascal Dusapin (cover - Music Theatre Wales), Kes'Cha'Au in RUNE by Alastair White (Tête-a-Tête, released by Métier Records), and Duncan House by Rasmus Zwicki (Plus Minus Ensemble), Miss Donnithorne in Miss Donnithorne's Maggot (Ubu Ensemble) and Dido in Dido and Aneas (Toronto Theatre of Early Music). She has participated in research and development on numerous new projects, including works by by Colin Matthews, Philip Venebles, and Richard Baker.
Patricia has performed Stockhausen's enigmatic epic Sternklang with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, worked on a Gold Award Winning broadcast for BBC Radio 3 with Neil Luck (New York Festivals Radio Awards 2023), and survived Ragnar Kjartansson's An die Musik, an 8-hour epic endurance piece for 8 singers and 8 pianos (London Contemporary Music Festival). She has recorded for NMC, Mètier Records and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. She was awarded second place for a performance of a new song by Joseph Havlat in the RE-SUNG inaugural song-SLAM (2022) and was nominated for the Scottish New Music Award's Collaboration category in 2019 for Anthems for Queer Youth made with Robert Reid Allan & Gareth Mattey.
Patricia has worked with Festival Acht Brücken, IEMA Ensemble, Cantando Admont, Manchester International Festival, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, London Contemporary Music Festival, Plus Minus Ensemble, An Assembly, Orpheus Sinfonia, and Illuminate Women's Music. She has given performances at Snape Maltings, City University, Wigmore Hall, and The Barbican Centre while regularly working in non-traditional performing spaces including Sir John Soane's Museum, Bermondsey Project Space, Colourspace, the Courtauld Gallery, and APT Deptford.
Patricia was the 2017/18 Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban. She holds a master’s degree with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto with honours. She is also a singing teacher, choral director, and has lead workshops on healthy vocal production in non-traditional performance. In her spare time, she's an avid reader, a seamstress, a gardener, an indomitable knitter, and a shameless lover of the banjo (which she plays with enthusiasm rather than skill).