Widely regarded as one of Canada’s finest flautists, Patricia Creighton has been Principal Flautist with Symphony Nova Scotia since 1984. She has performed with many illustrious musicians from around the country and is well known to audiences around the Maritimes.  Her extensive repertoire spans from baroque to modern in solo, concerto, chamber and orchestral literature, and she also plays latin, world music, some jazz, and enjoys improvising.   She has been recorded and broadcast many times over the years on CBC regional and national radio.  She is known for her emotionally engaging interpretations and ravishing sound.  She was a Juror for the Canada Council in 2016.  Patty shares her love of music, teaching seminars and masterclasses, and is also a Flute Instructor at Dalhousie University’ Fountain School of Performing Arts

Patty won many prizes at an early age in the Kiwanis Music Festival provincially and nationally.  She also was the wind category winner in the Guelph Spring Festival Competition and the DuMaurier Search for the Stars in her early years of flute playing.

She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto.  Teachers:   Nora Shulman and Jeanne Baxtresser. After University, Patty won a Canada Council B Grant to pursue further studies at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, where she had also spent several summers studying and performing.

She has had individual masterclasses and/or lessons with Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway, the great Master Marcel Moyse, Samuel Baron, Robert Aitken, Robert Cram, William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser and Julius Baker. 

Patty studied for many years intensively with the legendary French pedagogue Louis Moyse, son of Marcel.

Patricia Creighton currently performs on a flute and head joint custom-made for her by Wimberly Flutes.

As a chamber and orchestral artist, Patty has performed with such distinguished artists as Julius Baker, Robert Cram, Victor Yampolsky, Isaac Stern, Maureen Forrester, William Tritt, Peter Bowman, Steven Dann, Fred Sherry, Malcolm Lowe, Erica Goodman, Anton Kuerti, Peter Allen, Jeanne Lamon, Georg Tintner, Simon Streatfeild, Mario Bernardi, Grant Llewelyn, Denise Djokic, Suzie LeBlanc, Renee Fleming, Bernhard Gueller, Lynn Harrell, Giora Schmidt, and many others.       

She is a regular guest artist with the Scotia Festival of Music and has performed for most Maritime concert series and the Kincardine Summer Music Festival in Ontario.  Outside of Canada, she has performed concerts in the United States, Germany, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and Mexico City.

Abraxas” was produced by CBC Radio and was an ECMA-nominated disc. Go to Store page to order

"TheTranscontinental" musical snapshots of different countries - from a live concert.  

Melodies of Love

Nova Brilliante 2008 ECMA and MIANS Best Classical Album nominee.


Wind Song” with pianist Peter Allen was nominated for a 2009 ECMA and MIANS “Best Classical Album” award. Recorded by CBC Radio. From a live concert. 


The 12 Celtic Winds” (2009), pairs her with didgeridoo master Paul Newton in an improvised outdoor mandala depicting characteristics of the twelve directional winds as observed by the ancient Gaelic people.





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