Grew up in Malters, lives in the city of Lucerne.
Primary school teacher training; diploma for orchestra leading; brass-band leader A-diploma from Lucerne conservatory; many years of studies at Jazz school Lucerne, various master classes.
Patrick Ottiger has been principal trumpet in the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra for many years, member of the Swiss Brass Consort and Sirius Brass, lead trumpet in the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and Spinning Wheel and in musical productions, newcomer in symphony orchestras, Yamaha Artist, instrumental teacher at the Musikschule Stadt Luzern and the Kantonsschule Alpenquai as well as long-time Eb-soprano-cornetist of the Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern.
As the as principal trumpet with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, he plays many concerts a year in the KKL Lucerne. Several concert tours to New York (Radio City Music Hall, Avery Fisher Hall), London (Royal Albert Hall), Paris (Grand Rex, Palais de Congrès), Dubai (Opera), Stuttgart (Liederhalle) and Frankfurt (Alte Oper) are also among the highlights.
Patrick Ottiger is a juror and successful conductor in the brass music scene. He currently conducts the Jugend Brass Band BML Talents (numerous victories at Swiss championships, World Youth Music Festivals, Cantonal Championships and the SRF programme «Kampf der Orchester»), the Blasorchester Feldmusik Willisau (also already crowned a festival victory after only a short collaboration) and as guest conductor the National Youth Brass Orchestra NJBO.
In 2014, Patrick Ottiger was awarded the honorary title «rüüdiger Lozärner 2014».