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Cathy Meng Robinson

Assistant Professor (Term)


Cathy Meng Robinson, violin, is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet. As a member of the quartet she has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to their touring schedule the quartet serves as Quartet in Residence at Kent State University.

Awards with the quartet include the Cleveland Quartet Award, 1st prize in the Concert Artist Guild competition, as well as prizes in the Evian and London quartet competitions.

The quartet has performed at many of the country’s top summer music festivals including Angelfire, Santa Fe, Blossom, La Jolla, Bravo!Vail, Music from Menlo, Virginia Arts Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest. She has recorded with the 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 then received her Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Isadore Tinkleman.

Her violin is a Nicholas Gagliano, made in 1732.

Cathy Meng Robinson
School of Music
Music & Speech Ctr
Phone: 330-672-2172