Zachary Mowitz

Musician


Philadelphia, PA
Cello
@zacharymowitz
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Hi Groupmusers! I’m a cellist originally from the Philly area, but I’ve recently been living part-time in Brussels, London, and Philly. I graduated from the Curtis Institute a few years ago and used to play in the Indianapolis Symphony, before becoming an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

It's essential for me that I build bridges between the wider world and the music that has filled my own personal world. I do this in many ways, whether it’s through innovative programming, such as the the pairing of arrangements with traditional repertoire that my chamber music collective ensemble132 curates; or integrating real-time story-telling into live performances through a project called Suite Talk; or playing and teaching at schools, homeless shelters, public libraries, and anywhere else that can bring music to people who might not get to experience it otherwise. I also have a special love for chamber music, which is how I first found out about Groupmuse!

Traditional Repertoire

I play much of the standard repertoire for solo cello and cello with piano, as well as a whole bunch of chamber music (check out my group ensemble132 for some particularly interesting projects). I also have played and premiered a number of new works and original transcriptions. Here are just a few examples of works I have performed.

Bach Cello Suites (all)
Bartok Rhapsody No. 1
Beethoven Cello Sonatas
Brahms Cello Sonatas
Carter Cello Sonata
Chopin Cello Sonata
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor
Janacek “Pohadka”
Kirchner “For Solo Cello”
Messiaen "Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus"
Prokofiev Cello Sonata
Schumann 5 Pieces in Folk Style
Schumann Fantasiesücke

Selected Premieres:
Eliza Brown: “Figure to Ground” for string trio
Richard Danielpour: "Shattered Vessel" for string quintet
Nick DiBerardino: "Oracle" for solo cello
Andrew Hsu: “Philtrum” for voice and cello
Ira Mowitz: Suite for Solo Cello
Rene Orth: “Stripped” for string quartet

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Groups

ensemble132

  • Chamber Music Collective
  • Boston
  • 3 groupmuses played

Performed groupmuses (11)

Bach, Beethoven, Mowitz, & Fauré with cellist Zachary Mowitz and pianist Katsura Mizumoto

  • Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 3:00 PM
  • Princeton, NJ

This groupmuse happened about 2 months ago

e132 @ home: An evening of Beethoven and Schubert

  • Friday, May 28, 2021, at 7:30 PM
  • Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened 4 months ago

e132 @ home: Ravel’s Duo Sonata, an homage to Debussy

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 3:00 PM
  • Princeton, NJ

This groupmuse happened 5 months ago

e132 @ home: Schumann's Carnaval – for Piano Quartet!

  • Friday, March 26, 2021, at 7:30 PM
  • Boston, MA

This groupmuse happened 6 months ago

Suite Talk @ Dhyana Yoga

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Center City West, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Greenwich St Performances

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • Passyunk Square, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Russian Romanticism on Rittenhouse

  • Friday, July 6, 2018, at 6:30 PM
  • Center City, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Chamber Music in our Chamber

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Spruce Hill, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Magic Journeys Muse

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Old City, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Classical Rittenhouse Ramble

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Center City, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Classical Rittenhouse Ramble, Part Deux

  • Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Center City, Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago