Derek Zadinsky joined The Cleveland Orchestra’s bass section in January of 2012. Previously, Zadinsky served as principal bass with Symphony in C. He has also performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and New World Symphony in Miami.


  • Early studies with Jordan Anderson
  • BM, Curtis Institute of Music; studied with Edgar Meyer and Harold Robinson
  • Summers 2007-09, Aspen Music Festival and School; studied with Edgar Meyer
  • Coached in chamber music by Carter Brey, Pamela Frank, Gary Graffman, Ida Kavafian and Joseph Silverstein

Teaching Experience

  • Oberlin Conservatory
    • 2014–present
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • 2013–present
  • Cleveland State University
    • 2012–present