Joanna Patton comes from the Wirral. She studied at Chetham’s School of Music before gaining her honours degree and performance diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music.
She has performed numerous concertos with various orchestras including the Tomasi concerto as part of the Aix-en-Provence festival, the Mozart concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Strauss duet concertino with the Southern Sinfonia and the Finzi concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the Shell/LSO scholarship final. She has given numerous recitals at lots of the UK’s music festivals and on leaving the RNCM, she was invited to contribute to a CD of David Ellis’ music.At this time she was also invited to join the staff of Chetham’s School of Music, a post she held for thirteen years.
Jo enjoyed a busy freelance career working with most of our major orchestras such as the Hallé, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic, RLPO, BBCSSO and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra until in 2006 she was appointed by Sakari Oramo as Principal 2nd and Eb clarinet with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Jo enjoys a busy life in Birmingham playing with the CBSO, BCMG and teaching at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, running, reading, cooking and drinking nice wine.