Zachary Mowitz

Cello

New York, NY
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Zachary Mowitz

Cello

About

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!

Music

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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Programs

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Past groupmuses (18)

  • Studio

    Bach Cello Suites in Harlem

    Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Instruments: Solo Cello and 2 Cellos
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 month ago

  • Massivemuse

    Whiskey and Strings at Fort Hamilton

    Thursday, May 16, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Sunset Park
    • Composers: Haydn, Chopin, Ravel, Perkinson, Davis
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $65 tickets ($60 for Supermusers)

    Happened 2 months ago

  • Living room

    A Tale of Three Trios: Masterworks by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn

    Friday, Dec 8, 2023 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: UWS
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 8 months ago

  • Zachary Mowitz & Sahun Hong: Schumann & Prokofiev

    Friday, Mar 31, 2023 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Flatiron, New York
    • Composers: Price, C. Schumann, Prokofiev
    • Instruments: Cello, piano
    • Price: $30 tickets ($25 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Music with a View

    Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Center City West, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Enescu, Boccherini, Dohnanyi
    • Instruments: String Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Queen Elisabeth Competition Preview II: Cellist Zachary Mowitz performs Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Haydn

    Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 8:00 PM CEST

    • Neighborhood: Waterloo, Belgium
    • Composers: Beethoven, Fauré, Stravinsky, Haydn
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Queen Elisabeth Competition Preview I: Cellist Zachary Mowitz performs Schubert, Bartok, Janacek, and more

    Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 8:00 PM CEST

    • Neighborhood: Waterloo, Belgium
    • Composers: Beethoven, Janacek, Faure, Stravinsky
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

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

    Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
    • Composers: Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, Ira Mowitz
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    e132 @ home: An evening of Beethoven and Schubert

    Friday, May 28, 2021 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Philadelphia, PA
    • Composers: Beethoven, Schubert
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

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

    Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Princeton, NJ
    • Composers: Ravel, Debussy, Mowitz, Schulhoff
    • Instruments: Chamber Music Collective
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

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

    Friday, Mar 26, 2021 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Boston, MA
    • Composers: Johannes Brahms, Clara & Robert Schumann
    • Instruments: Chamber Music Collective
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Suite Talk @ Dhyana Yoga

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Center City West, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Bach, Nick DiBerardino, Ira Mowitz
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Greenwich St Performances

    Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Passyunk Square, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Bach, Gabrielli, Degli Antonii, Mowitz
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Russian Romanticism on Rittenhouse

    Friday, Jul 6, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Center City, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Tchaikovsky, Glazunov
    • Instruments: Cello Quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Chamber Music in our Chamber

    Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Spruce Hill, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Tchaikovsky, Glazunov
    • Instruments: Cello Quintet (Quartet with extra cello)
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Classical Rittenhouse Ramble, Part Deux

    Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Center City, Philadelphia
    • Instruments: Harp, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Magic Journeys Muse

    Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Old City, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Bach, Brahms, Faure
    • Instruments: Cello and Harp
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Classical Rittenhouse Ramble

    Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Center City, Philadelphia
    • Composers: Brahms
    • Instruments: Cello and Harp
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago