Cellist Patricia Ryan, an avid chamber musician, is the current cellist of the Artaria String Quartet based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has performed with some of the world’s leading chamber musicians including pianist Emanuel Ax, the Pacifica String Quartet, violinist Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, cellist Norman Fischer, violist Steven Dann and Max Mandel, and esteemed faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music including violin faculty Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, Wei He, and Bettina Mussumeli, viola faculty Jodi Levitz and Paul Hersh, and cello faculty Jean-Michel Fonteneau. Ms. Ryan is also a core member of the Houston-based conductorless ensemble KINETIC. She participated and received top prizes in the Plowman, Coleman, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions and has performed internationally in Portugal and China as part of the Viana de Castello International Music Festival and the San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Ryan is a three-time alumna of the Tanglewood Music Center and has participated in the 2017 Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, Domaine Forget Chamber Music Session, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival where she worked closely with the Brentano String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Artis String Quartet, Alexander String Quartet, and chamber music faculty of the Yale School of Music. Ms. Ryan has completed a second Masters of Music at Rice University Shepherd School of Music on full tuition scholarship under the tutelage of Norman Fischer, an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music and a Masters of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and a Bachelors of Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with Tchaikovsky Competition laureate Nathaniel Rosen and Alexander Sulieman on full scholarship.