Mary Kay Robinson – flute/piccolo

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Mary Kay Robinson has risen to national prominence as a versatile flutist who has performed with the Symphony Orchestras in Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Kansas City, Toledo and Cleveland, among others. …“dazzling virtuosity…a hugely talented soloist” critics heralded of her New York solo debut. She has been a featured soloist with the Southern Tier Symphony (NY), Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall, and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. She is the founding member and Executive Director of the award winning mixed chamber ensemble, Panorámicos, and this summer served as Operations Manager for ChamberFest Cleveland, an International Chamber Music Festival. Other orchestras include Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Red {an orchestra}, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and the Playhouse Square Orchestra. She is the former Chair of the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Committee and founded the Greater Cleveland Flute Society.  She has championed the commissioning of new solo and chamber works for Flute, Piccolo and Alto Flute, and can be heard on recordings by Polyhymnia, Hyperion, Azica, TelArc, and Albany Records.  Currently she is on the faculties of Ithaca College, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music.