Patrick Sutton began his journey with the guitar at the age of 11 in Evergreen, Colorado. He completed his Bachelor and Masters 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 a two-time prizewinner in the Denver Classical Guitar Society Solo Competition and has performed in master classes for many top guitarists and pedagogues, including, Sharon Isbin, Elliot Fisk, Fredrick Hand, Richard Wright, Fabio Zanon, Marcin Dylla and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Chamber music is Patrick’s favorite musical outlet. His extensive repertoire includes a wide variety of genres and mixed ensembles. He has received chamber music coaching’s from some of today’s most important composers for the guitar, such as, Robert Beaser, Gilbert Babarian and Stephen Goss.
Patrick maintains a passionate interest in a wide variety of musical styles and is sponsored by Godin Guitars. He is currently on the music faculty at Community College of Denver and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder as a teaching assistant.