Zachary Mowitz, cello
A native of Princeton, NJ, Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July, 2018. He recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley and served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. During the 2018/19 season, Zachary performed as a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and appeared as Guest Principal Cello for the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
Having played with artists such as Robert McDonald, Ida Kavafian, Donald Weilerstein, Hsin-Yun Huang, Tara Helen O’Connor, and Roberto Diaz, Zachary has an intense passion for chamber music. In 2015 he co-founded Trio St. Bernard, which was awarded Gold Prize at the 2018 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. He has also attended festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival String Academy, IMS Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, and Music from Angel Fire.
Of his many personal projects, he most recently presented two newly commissioned works for solo cello by Nick DiBerardino and Zachary’s own father, Ira Mowitz, in a series of lecture-recitals exploring the cello’s journey through time and the many ways its story can enhance audiences’ experience of these new pieces .
This fall 2019 he begins his studies with Gary Hoffman as an artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.