Leslie Lashinsky plays lots of low notes. She has been a member of the Long Beach Symphony since 1980. Her other orchestral credits include the L.A. Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, L.A. Opera, Bolshoi, ABT and Joffrey Ballets, Glendale and Pacific 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, The Chronicles of Narnia, Spiderman 3 and Enchanted, as well as chamber music recordings. Leslie has toured the world with Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her original music and multimedia 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 M.F.A. from The California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She has taught at Art Center College of Design and is currently on the faculty of Pepperdine University. Leslie teaches privately and coaches musicians preparing for auditions.