Violinist/violist Leslie Braidech is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.M. in violin performance with Michael Davis) and New England Conservatory (M.M. in violin performance with Dorothy DeLay & Masuko Ushioda) with additional studies toward her M.M. in viola performance with Arthur Klima (Cleveland State University). She has performed with numerous professional ensembles throughout the United States & overseas, including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Playhouse Square ensembles, The Cleveland Opera & Cleveland Ballet Orchestras, Central Ohio Symphony, Boston Opera Orchestra & The Portland Symphony. Ms. Braidech has served on the faculties of The Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School, Cleveland School of the Arts & other public school orchestra programs. After spending nearly a decade in the Columbus area, she is happy to be back in the Cleveland area and returning to BW as a Community Arts School faculty member, both as a private lesson instructor and as a coach/instructor with the New Horizons Orchestra. Ms. Braidech also serves on the music faculty of Troy Intermediate School in the Avon Lake City Schools.