CIM Graduates, and Avant Garde Duo Kimberly Zaleski-Flute, & Trevor Kazarian-Cello, mix genres including classical, jazz, beat box, and more, with original compositions, and contemporary improvisational forms.
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Their motive has always been to emotionally connect with their audience while breaking the boundaries of two historically conservative, classical instruments.
Although classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music, IN2ATIVE's vibe is anything but traditional. This avant-garde duo, consisting of Kimberly Zaleski (flute) and Trevor Kazarian (cello) specializes in a fusion of musical genres, combining the street rhythms of beat-box with more contemporary improvisational forms, quite "out of the box." The combination and blending of musical styles, mixed with jamming high energy and beat-boxing swing creates a product that is sweet but also very passionate. All of their pieces are original compositions, inspired by events and experiences, both past and present.
This year, IN2ATIVE has been chosen as Musicians-in Residence at the Cleveland Clinic, an honor garnered from their consistent outreach initiative through both the Clinic and University Hospitals. They are also performing and teaching artists on the roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency (CAL). Through CAL, they have programmed both performances and workshops for children ranging in age from pre-school through high school. They are very excited to present their music for students at Penn State University this fall 2016.
IN2ATIVE was the first prize winner for the 2014 Young Artist Initiative Competition as part of the Ohio Arts Presenters Network Conference.
Quoted by Jim Walker, former principal flute of the LA Philharmonic: "[IN2ATIVE] is one of the freshest concepts in today's music scene. The musicians are first rate and their music is only innovative, but appealing to all listeners."
IN2ATIVE has also been reviewed in CMUSE music news by Andrea Caccese: "The music created by avant-garde, flute and cello duo, [IN2ATIVE] offers a great example of how two apparently different musical cultures can come together and create something truly astonishing."