Formed in 2012, the Pangaea Chamber Players strives to expand the boundaries of traditional chamber music through innovative programming and community involvement. Comprised of flute, cello, and piano, the ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary works. Most recently, they have released and album, Three Perspectives, on Navona Records. The Pangaea Chamber Players have been featured on performance series throughout the United States and Asia.
Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, flute
Virginia Broffitt Kunzer has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. She has performed and taught throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe and is a past winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. Currently Associate Professor of Flute at Auburn University, she is also principal flute in the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and flutist in the Pangaea Chamber Players. Previous teaching positions include Western Illinois University and Oklahoma State University. Previous orchestral appointments include the Evansville Philharmonic and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Broffitt is a Miyazawa Performing Artist.
Meredith Blecha-Wells, cello
Praised for her “beautifully full and lyrically strong tone” by Gramophone Magazine, Meredith Blecha-Wells is a sought-after performer and instructor. She has performed throughout the United States as well as Europe, Australia, South America, Asia, and Africa. Based in Oklahoma, Blecha-Wells is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, and the Pangaea Chamber Players. She is currently Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.
Jeffrey Brown, piano
Jeffrey Brown has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. Performance highlights include appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and China. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, the Master of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.