Kim Osborne Salistean
Artistic Achievement — Performing Arts Award
Kim Osborne Salistean has combined a career of professional performance as Assistant Concertmaster of the Lincoln Symphony, and a violinist in the Omaha Symphony, Nebraska Chamber Players, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Summit String Quartet, and the Abendmusik Orchestra with 30 years of teaching excellence, where she has shaped and changed the lives of young people. She was destined to become a violinist while studying with Ron Balazs of the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis. Kim earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Master of Music Performance Degree at the University of Nebraska, where she studied with Professor Arnold Schatz. As a recording artist, Kim appears on 11 albums for such diverse groups as Mannheim Steamroller, and Saddle Creek artists The Faint and Bright Eyes.