Zachary started playing the violin at the age of five,
and except for a brief, one-year break, he has been playing ever
since. He thoroughly enjoys playing, especially if it involves
improvising. Zachary graduated from St.
Olaf College with a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance in
2009. He hopes that his playing will spawn some sort of career, but
he is not sure what form that career will take. In addition to
Urthema, he is a co-founder of the Lirica
Chamber Ensemble. Besides extensive experimentation with
jazz violin, he also plays mandolin and jazz piano. As for
nonmusical things, Zachary enjoys many things that begin with the
letter "c," such as coffee, cats, cotton, clouds, candy,
cotton candy, creeks, and tea.