Kimberly Zaleski

A native of Garrison, New York, flutist Kimberly Zaleski has dedicated her career to performing, composing, and teaching music. Presently, she is the co-founder and flutist in the flute and cello duo, IN2ATIVE where she composes original music, and is a Performing Artist on the roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency, performing outreach concerts for audiences throughout Ohio. She is the principal flutist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and the second flutist with the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with the Toledo Symphony, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, New World Symphony and is a substitute for The Pittsburgh Opera and Akron Symphony. In addition to her performance career, Zaleski holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Flute at The College of Wooster, and also teaches at the Beck Center for the Performing Arts and Medina Schools. She has given masterclasses and performances at Penn State University, and Arizona State University.

Kimberly has participated in the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, where she was a two time concerto competition winner. She was also selected for the Orford Music Academy Orchestra in Canada as well as Moritzburg Festival Academy Orchestra near Dresden, Germany. Kimberly was a first place winner in the Baltimore Music Club Competition, third place winner in the Pittsburgh Flute Club Competition, and a finalist for both Astral Artists Music Agency in Philadelphia, as well as Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW program at the Juilliard School. She holds the distinction of being the first piccoloist on the nationally broadcast radio show, “From the Top.”

Kimberly completed her Bachelor’s of Music as a student of Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and her Master’s of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Joshua Smith.