Meet the Musicians Viola

Patrick Connolly


Orchestra member since 1988

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education: The Curtis Institute of Music

Studied with: Joseph de Pasquale, Kathie Jarret

Instrument: Pat plays on a 1982 Sergio Peresson and a 1980 Helmuth Keller.

About Patrick:

Pat grew up in the heat of New Mexico, but really enjoys the seasons of Cleveland. He and his wife, Kathy, raised three daughters, Heidi, Meghan and Erin just south east of Cleveland. Their pets include dogs, Lola, a Min-Pin, Charlie a Chihuahua and a cat namedKarma. Pat's hobbies keep him comfortably stretched across many art mediums: reading, painting, photography, composing music, and gardening. After a walk with the dogs, or a walk in the Metroparks, Pat might relax to some of his own music or a chance exploration on YouTube.