Welcome to my site! I am a perform and teaching artist that enjoys a varied carrier of teaching and stage, performing both classical and new music. I encourage versatility in students and lead through curiosity.
I am a registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, instructor of cello at Nazareth College and Binghamton University, and on the faculty at Ithaca Talent Education and Music Together of Ithaca.
I am fortunate to teach and perform across North America as a clinician, master class leader, soloist and chamber musician. I perform regularly with the Society for New Music in Syracuse, NY and Mezzo-Soprano, Ivy Waltz and pianist, Pej Reitz with whom we recorded a recital for Civic Morning Musicals in Syracuse, NY in April 2021. Upcoming performances include a recital of Octavio Vasquez's music in Hatch recital hall at the Eastman School of Music in October, an appearance with Society for New Music in December, and a recital in Wilmot recital Hall at Nazareth College in February 2022.
I completed a Masters Degree in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2006. During my studies there, I became a member of the Eastman Chamber Society, was Principal of Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Chamber Orchestra, and Eastman Opera Orchestra, and studied chamber music with the Ying Quartet, Elinore Freer, Dr. Jean Barr, Richard Kilmer, and Dr. Kenneth Grant; my principal instructors have been Alan Harris, Kathy Kemp and Carol Vizzini. I was also an Aspen Music Festival Fellow from 2001-2003.
Zachary plays the 2001 "Willow Cello" by Jim McKean and a 1999 Bow by Ron Forrester.