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Leslie Lashinsky, bassoon

Leslie Lashinsky plays lots of low notes. Her orchestral credits include the L.A. Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, L.A. Opera, Bolshoi, ABT and Joffrey Ballets, Long Beach, Santa Barbara, New West, Pacific and Los Angeles Jewish Symphonies, L.A. Chamber and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras, and many theatrical productions. She has played bassoon and contrabassoon on many soundtracks, including Jurassic Park, The Lion King, The Matrix Trilogy, Star Trek X, countless cartoons and commercials as well as chamber music recordings.

Leslie has toured the world with Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her original music and multi-media works have been included in Lincoln Center’s “Serious Fun Festival”, The Los Angeles Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and New Music Across America. Leslie holds an MFA degree from The California Institute of the Arts and a BA degree from Middlebury College. She has taught at Art Center College of Design and is currently on the faculties of Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College. She directs “Go For Baroque” Productions.