About Patricia Spencer
Patricia Spencer enjoys a career full of historic highlights: her highly acclaimed New York premiere of the Elliott Carter flute concerto; her acclaimed U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausenâ€™s Kathinkas Gesang als Luzifers Requiem (staged scene for solo flute and electronic sounds); her Chinese premiere of Ge Gan-ruâ€™s flute concerto, Fairy Lady â€œMeng Jiangâ€; her world premiere of Shulamit Ranâ€™s flute concerto, Voicesâ€”the list goes on and on. Solo CDs on the Neuma label, and countless chamber music CDs with the Da Capo Chamber Players. Dozens of composers have written flute works for her, and the Da Capo ensemble boasts of more than 150 chamber music pieces written for them. About the Elliott Carter Flute Concerto: â€œMs. Spencerâ€™s impressive performance had all the â€˜beautiful qualitiesâ€™ and â€˜extraordinary agilityâ€™ Mr. Carter could have asked forâ€ (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times).