Joanna Patterson Zakany
Joanna Patterson Zakany enjoys a mosaic-inspired life as a musician, yogi, and entrepreneur. She joined the viola section of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 21 years old. In addition to performing with this marvelous group, she has been Guest Principal of the Detroit Symphony and has performed with the All-Star Orchestra. She also has an active chamber music career as a founding member of the Omni Quartet and has been a successful teacher at Cleveland State University and Kent State University since 2008. Outside of the performing world, she is a certified yoga instructor, and after training at Duke University during the quiet days of the pandemic, she launched her well-being coaching business, MindfulOpus. Her mission is to help classical musicians find physical and mental wellness so they can enjoy a balanced and thriving life, both on and off stage.