A native of Huntsville, AL, cellist Erin Patterson joined the internationally acclaimed Altius Quartet in May of 2019. She began playing the cello at age three and made her solo debut at age 17 performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
Erin has performed in masterclasses for world-renowned cellists such as Rafael Rosenfeld, Alisa Weilerstein, Pieter Wispelwey, Paul Watkins, Alan Harris, Tamas Varga, Fred Sherry, and Richard Aaron. During her summers she has been a participant of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy, the Vermont Mozart Festival and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute.
Erin is a previous member of the Grammy nominated all cello ensemble, Uccello. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in cello performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Alan Rafferty, and a Master’s Degree in cello performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where she studied with Matt Haimovitz.
Erin plays on a cello made in 2002 by Michael Stürzenhofecker and a bow by François Malo.