Verve Chamber Players | School of Music | Kent State University

Verve Chamber Players

Faculty String and Piano Ensemble-In-Residence

Formed in 2013, this chamber music ensemble features: 

  • The Cleveland Orchestra’s Associate Concertmaster Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin
  • Miami String Quartet member Cathy Meng Robinson, violin
  • Cleveland Orchestra member Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola
  • Miami String Quartet member Keith Robinson, cello
  • Steinway Artist Donna Lee, piano​

Formed in 2013, the Verve Chamber Players is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. Comprised of five distinguished faculty members of Kent State University, players include Jung-Min Amy Lee, Associate Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, Assistant Professor of Violin and Artist-in-Residence at Kent State University; Cathy Meng Robinson and Keith Robinson, members of the Miami String Quartet, Assistant Professors of Violin and Cello, respectively; Joanna Patterson Zakany, member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s viola section and Assistant Professor of Viola; and Donna Lee, Professor, Steinway Artist and Coordinator of the Piano Division. Known for their distinctive performances with artistic vitality and vigor, the Verve Chamber Players have been praised for their “virtuosity and commitment” (The Plain Dealer). Every year they deliver spirited chamber music performances throughout northeast Ohio.


Verve Chamber Players