Originally from the United States, PATRICIA NAGLE came to France after receiving her Bachelors Degree in Performance at the University of Massachusetts to continue flute studies with Maxence Larrieu and Michel Debost while participating in the Master Classes of Jean-Pierre Rampal and András Adorján.

Engaged directly thereafter by the very well-known French conductor, Michel Plasson, as principal flute in the National Orchestre du Capitole of Toulouse, she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., following which she was engaged as Piccolo solo by the National Orchestre of Bordeaux-Aquitaine, directed by Roberto Benzi.

She has been invited regularly to perform as principal flute by the Foundation Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, Portugal, under the direction of Muhai Tang, Philippe Bender, Richard Hickox and Wolfgang Sawallisch and has appeared as soloist with international orchestras touring in Germany and France. ..Including performance-récital at the Lobkovitz Castle in the Tchec capital of Prague and in the presence of Prince Lobkovitz, his family and special invited international guests.

Patricia Nagle has performed and recorded under the direction of many illustrious conductors, including Zdenek Macal, Eliahu Inbal, John Elliott Gardiner, Kurt Mazur, Klaus Weise, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Nello Santi.

Very much involved with classical as well as contemporary repertoire, she has participated in many recordings, notably with EMI television broadcasts and radio programs throughout Europe. Her interest in the music of the 20th century has led her to create and premier works written for her by composers Anthony Girard, Vincent Paulet and Alain Besson.

Presently, Patricia Nagle is member of the instrumental ensemble "A Ciel Ouvert" comprised of soloists directed by Bernard Calmel and of the Romantic European Orchestra performing at the "Salle Gaveau" in Paris.

Very involved with research and publicity concerning her profession and pedagogy, Patricia Nagle has interviewed James Galway, Michel Debost, and Joanne Bennett. Also, she has written articles concerning physical therapists for musicians and specifically about the new quarter tone flute, the "Kingma System" invented by the flutemaker Eva Kingma in Holland. In fact, Patricia Nagle owns and performs on a Kingma System alto flute made for her by this expert craft flutemaker.
When performing older works for flute, Patricia Nagle uses a Chris Abell instrument made of wood and silver. For works written for Piccolo, she uses a Braun piccolo and she plays modern and contemporary repertoire on a Nagahara 20K Gold flute.