Patricia Evans has been principal horn of the WSO since 2002. A native of Northern Vermont, she began her studies on horn at the age of 10. Patricia went on to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and at McGill University in Montréal. She participated in the long-term residency program at The Banff Centre before being awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Since coming to Winnipeg, Patricia has been invited to play with some of the top orchestras in North America, including the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She is a frequent soloist with the WSO. Patricia was a featured artist at the 2006 Northeast Horn Workshop and at the 2010 International Women’s Brass Conference. She has performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Groundswell, at the Clear Lake Music Festival, and with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.