DEREK ZADINSKY has performed in the Cleveland Orchestra as the Assistant Principal Bass since 2021, and as a section member previously, starting in 2012. Derek currently teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Cleveland State University. Derek has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer. As a chamber musician, he has performed with Carter Brey, Ray Chen, Jinjoo Cho, Vadim Gluzman, Ida Kavafian, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Dover Quartet. As a soloist, he has performed twice with orchestras in Carnegie Hall, and has also recorded an album on the Oberlin Music Label, available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Additionally, he has an edition of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 published on Apple Books.