Patricia Ryan is the cellist of the Artaria String Quartet based in St. Paul, Minnesota and faculty of the Artaria Chamber Music School and Stringwood Summer Music Camp. She is also a core member of the Houston-based conductorless ensemble KINETIC, a member of new music ensemble 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective and a member of Delphia Cello Quartet based in the Twin Cities. She has performed with some of the world's leading chamber musicians including pianist Emanuel Ax, the Pacifica String Quartet, violinist Geoff Nuttall, violist John Largess, Peter Slowik, and cellists Norman Fischer, David Geber and Jean-Michel Fonteneau. Ms. Ryan has completed a second Masters of Music at Rice University Shepherd School of Music, an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music and a Masters of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors of Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Ms. Ryan is the host of the podcast Haydn Behind the Music Stand, where she interviews classical musicians on their careers and inspirations outside the field.
Ms. Ryan performs on a 1976 Gio Batta Morassi cello and a 1988 Roger Zabinski bow.