Remembering Pino

2004 - 2017

Joining the KKN Family in 2004, native Tennesseean Pino brought his own brand of Southern charm and hospitality to the Big Apple—and to the lives of Karen's personal and professional connections. Whether from the distance of mere inches or across thousands of miles, seeing Pino's smile was a remedy to the world's nastiness and negativity. He was neither a companion nor a mascot: he was a member of the family, a friend, a comfort, a furry orb of enthusiasm, energy, and affection.

Thanksgiving 2015

KKN and Pino in San Francisco, June 2014

il PrinciPino makes his début

Pino with Vivica in New York
with mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux

Pino and KKN, March 2014
Mum and Pino, March 2014

Pino with Jory Vinikour - New York, 2013
with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour

Pino with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade (New York, 2013)
with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade

Pino with coloratura soprano and KKN family member Donna Leah Smith - New York, August 2014
with soprano Donna Leah Smith

Pino with tenor PIOTR BECZAŁA
with tenor Piotr Beczała

Pino with composer ALBERTO CARUSO
with composer Alberto Caruso

Pino with mezzo-soprano SUSAN GRAHAM and composer JAKE HEGGIE
with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and composer Jake Heggie

[Revised 19 June 2022]