Cathy Meng Robinson,violin
Cathy Meng Robinson is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and is currently on the faculty at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. As a member of the quartet, which formed in 1988, she has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Awards with the quartet include the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award presented by Chamber Music America, first prize in the Concert Artists Guild competition, Grand Prize of the Fishchoff Chamber Music competition, as well as prizes in the Evian and London String Quartet competitions. The Quartet has performed at many of the country’s top summer music festivals, including Santa Fe, La Jolla, Music from Angel Fire, Steamboat Springs, Kent/Blossom and Bravo! Vail Valley. She has recorded with the Miami Quartet for BMG Conifer, Pyramid, and Musical Heritage Society labels. Cathy is a native of Greenville, SC where she began violin at the age of six. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ivan Galamian and David Cerone. She received her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Isadore Tinkelman. .