Derek Zadinsky joined the bass section of The Cleveland Orchestra in February 2012. He had served as a substitute in the section since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Mr. Zadinsky previously served as principal bass with Symphony in C (formerly the Haddonfield Symphony) in Camden, New Jersey, 2008-11. He has also performed as a substitute musician with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony, and as a soloist with the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Mr. Zadinsky won first place in the International Society of Bassists Orchestral Competition in San Francisco.
A native of Issaquah, Washington, Derek Zadinsky holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Edgar Meyer and with Harold Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also studied with Edgar Meyer at the Aspen Music Festival and School each summer 2007-09. Prior to his studies at Curtis, Mr. Zadinsky’s teacher was Jordan Anderson, principal bass of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Zadinsky has performed in many masterclasses, for artists including bassists Gary Karr and Paul Ellison, and Maximilian Dimoff (principal bass of The Cleveland Orchestra). In addition, Mr. Zadinsky has been coached in chamber music by Carter Brey, Pamela Frank, Gary Graffman, Ida Kavafian, and Joseph Silverstein, among others.
He joined the Cleveland Institute of Music faculty in fall 2013.
Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni
Back to Faculty Listings.
Dean of the Conservatory
216.791.5000 ext. 204
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
216.791.5000 ext. 273
216.791.5000 ext. 230
International Student Advisor
216.791.5000 ext. 233
For a complete list of our Conservatory departments, please see our Departments page.
For a complete list of faculty members and bios, please see our Faculty page.
CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
January 7, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Chamber Music Concert
January 23, 2015, 8:00 pm
Joan Kwuon, violin
Roman Rabinovich, piano, guest artist
New Music Series Symposium
January 24, 2015, 1:30 pm
Margaret Brouwer, guest composer