Patricia Nagle


Originally from the United States, Patricia Nagle, after receiving her Bachelors Degree in Performance at the University of Massachusetts, came to France to perfect flute studies with the Mâitres : Maxence Larrieu and Michel Debost, while taking part in the Master Classes of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Andras Adorjan.

Engaged directly thereafter by the very well known French conductor, Michel Plasson as principal flute in the National Orchestra du Capitole of Toulouse, than in the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. Afterwards she was engaged by Roberto Benzi occupying the position of piccolo -solo of the National Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

Performing in renowned International Concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Kennedy Arts Center in Washington, D.C., she has worked with the conductors- Muhai Tang, Philippe Bender, Richard Hickox, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zdenek Macal, Eliahu Inbal, John Elliott Gardiner, Klaus Weise, Yann-Pascal Tortelier, Jesus Lobez-Cobos et Nello Santi. Presently she is Piccolo solo of the European Romantic Orchestra in Paris.

Patricia Nagle has recorded for EMI, and has participated regularly for television broadcasts and radio programmes throughout Europe. Her interest in the Music of the 20th century has led her to create and premier works written for her by such composers as Anthony Girard, Paul Mefano Vincent Paulet and Alain Besson.

Currently, Patricia Nagle is professor at the international L’Ecole Normale de Musique-Alfred Cortot in Paris, the Conservatory Darius Milhaud – Paris CMA14 and the Maurice Ravel Conservatory in Levallois where she is professor.