Meet the Musicians Violin

Kathleen Collins


Orchestra member since 1995

Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

Education: Indiana University, The Cleveland Institute of Music

Studied with: Rosemary Maloscay, James Buswell, Paul Biss, Bernhard Goldschmidt

Instrument: Kathleen plays on a 1916 Gesualdo Averna.

About Kathleen:

Kathy loves the walkability of Cleveland Heights, where she lives with her husband, Jonathan Fields, and their three children and two dogs. Her favorite restaurant is Siam Café near 40th and St. Claire Avenue. On the day of her Cleveland Orchestra audition Kathy recalls practicing at 6:00am in the Alcazar Hotel Ballroom, watching the daybreak over Lake Erie.