A native of Garrison, New York, flutist Kimberly Zaleski has dedicated her career to performing, composing and teaching music. An active promoter of chamber music, she is the Co-Founder and flutist in the flute, cello, and percussion trio, 1N2ATIV3 and is a Performing Artist on the Roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency. 1N2ATIV3 is known for their engaging performances of original compositions. She is also a member of the North Coast Winds, Cleveland’s Premier Woodwind Quintet.
Ms. Zaleski is the Principal Flutist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and Second Flutist with the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and has performed with The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, New World Symphony and Canton Symphony. She is a substitute musician for The Pittsburgh Opera, Columbus Symphony and West Virginia Symphony. Ms. Zaleski was a finalist of both Astral Artists Musical Agency and 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.”
Ms. Zaleski was a student of Renee Siebert, the former Second Flutist of The New York Philharmonic throughout her high school years. In addition, she studied at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Bradley Garner before pursuing her bachelor’s at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as a student of renowned soloist, Marina Piccinini. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her master’s degree as a student of Joshua Smith, Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
In addition to her performance career, she holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Flute at The College of Wooster, and has given performances and masterclasses at Arizona State University and Penn State University.