Originally from Morgan Hill, violinist Kimia Ghaderi has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician. A tenured member of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Akron Symphony, she has performed with many ensembles including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra, Camerata Colonial of Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Blossom Festival Orchestra, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Other recent orchestral engagements include serving as guest concertmaster of the Ashland Symphony and Youngstown Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Ghaderi has collaborated with renowned musicians such as violinist Frank Huang, cellist Norman Fischer, the Chilingarian Quartet, and members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Since 2014, she has performed over fifty outreach recitals for the ArtsConnect Series of Cleveland International Piano Competition.
A dedicated instructor, Ghaderi earned complete pedagogical training in the Suzuki Method and has served on the faculty of several music schools including Baldwin Wallace University Community Music School and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy. Additionally, she works in music fundraising as the Development Manager of the Akron Symphony. Ghaderi earned performance degrees from Rice University and Cleveland Institute of Music. For more information, visit www.kimiaghaderi.com.