Violist Samuel Zacharia (b. 1999) is the winner of the Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award and the American Viola Society Soloist Competition. He is a fifth-year student in the Harvard-New England Conservatory (NEC) dual degree program, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Economics from Harvard in 2021 and with a Master of Music degree from NEC in Spring of 2022.
Samuel currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at NEC. He has previously studied with Carol Rodland, Kirsten Docter, Yitzhak Schotten, and Jeffrey Irvine. A passionate chamber musician, Samuel has learned from a variety of incredible pedagogues, including Merry Peckham, Nicholas Cords, and all four members of the Parker Quartet, and is excited to present a full recital this May in Jordan Hall as a member of an NEC Honors Ensemble.