Robin Fay Massie-Pighee, viola
Robin Fay Massie-Pighee has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera Orchestra among other ensembles. Ms. Massie-Pighee performs as Assistant Principal Viola with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Co-Principal Viola with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia. Recently, she and duo partner, violinist Cleveland Chandler, Jr., were named First Place Finalists of the inaugural Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition (Adult Professional Division), which was jointly sponsored by Levine Music and Washington Performing Arts.
As a recording artist, she has appeared in concert both live and on television with notable artists such as Jill Scott, Clay Aiken, Aretha Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Earth Wind & Fire, Ruben Studdard, Jeff Bradshaw, Kim Burrell, Kenny Lattimore, Najee Rasheed, Bilal, Marsha Ambrosius, Will Downing, Take 6, Eric Roberson, Black Thought of The Roots, Robert Glasper, Phillip Phillips, and Maysa Leak.
Also an active chamber musician and soloist, Ms. Massie-Pighee maintains a private studio for area middle and high school students. With a heart for service, she founded Musicians of Mercy (MOM) in January 2010 – a collective of musicians and artists which produces benefit concerts to raise funds for humanitarian causes – and serves as its Executive Director (www.musiciansofmercy.org). She resides in Columbia, MD.
Ms. Massie-Pighee completed her education in Viola Performance after attending the following schools: The University of Maryland, College Park (2003); New England Conservatory (2004); and The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (2006).