Zachary Mowitz, cello

A native of Princeton, NJ, Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July 2018. Having played with artists such as Robert McDonald, Ida Kavafian, Ettore Causa, Donald Weilerstein, and Hsin-Yun Huang, Zachary has an intense passion for chamber music. As a member of Trio St. Bernard, he was awarded Gold Prize at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. Zachary has also performed at festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival String Academy, IMS Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, and Music from Angel Fire. 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. In 2018, he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley.

A recipient of the Ian Fleming Instrumental Award and the Craxton Memorial Trust Award, Zachary currently resides in London where he studies at the Royal College of Music with Richard Lester. Recently, he was awarded First Prize in the first World Bach Competition. In the summer of 2022, Zachary will be attending the Marlboro Music Festival. In his spare time, Zachary enjoys practicing yoga, exploring the endless world of podcasts, and tossing a frisbee.

Since September 2019, he is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, under the tutelage of Gary Hoffman.

Zachary benefits from a scholarship granted by an anonymous donor