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Tuscarawas News Detail

Faculty Concert Feb. 16 in Ludwig Recital Hall

Posted Jan. 29, 2013

Keith Robinson and Donna LeeCellist Keith Robinson and pianist Donna Lee will perform together in the Ludwig Recital Hall Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. The program will include"Adagio" by Benedetto Marcello, as well as works by Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns and Richard Strauss. The concert is free. 

Robinson and Lee released a CD together last year on Blue Griffin Recording titled "Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello and Piano." The pair has also performed "The Complete Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven" together on many occasions.

Cellist Keith Robinson is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. Robinson has had numerous solo appearances with orchestras throughout the U.S., including the New World Symphony, The American Sinfonietta and the Miami Chamber Symphony.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances in New York City at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, engagements in Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul and Philadelphia. Internationally, Robinson has performed in Bern, Cologne, Istanbul, Lausanne, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Taipei and Paris.

Donna Lee, pianist and associate professor of music at Kent State University, has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at Kennedy Center's Concert Hall and Terrace Theater in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City.  She has also performed in Asia, Europe and throughout the US, with recent performances in Wuhan, China; Brno, Czech Republic; and Maui, Hawaii. 

Lee earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, her master's from The Juilliard School, and her bachelor of music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied with prominent artist-teachers Julian Martin, the late Rudolf Firkusny, and Thomas Schumacher, respectively.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information visit www.kent.edu/music or call 330-672-2172.

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For more information contact:
Effie Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398