Recipient of the Yuri Bashmet President's Prize at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Zach Dellinger is redefining what it means to be a violist in the 21st century. His activities as a musician range from recording for television and film, speaking and performing at TED X San Diego, performing as chamber musician and soloist throughout the US, and conducting the award winning Los Angeles Children’s Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
As a Chamber musician, Zach has recently finished recording the Tanev String Quartet No. 2 with the California String Quartet which was produced by award winning composer, John Powell. Zach has also appeared in concert with the Lyris Quartet and the Calidore Quartet.
As an orchestral musician, Zach acted as principal viola of the internationally acclaimed Colburn Orchestra from 2008-2011, the Santa Barbara Symphony from 2010-2011, and has also played with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Zach believes strongly in the healing power of classical music and has committed himself to bringing the world's most exciting musicians together through the non-profit Street Symphony to perform for under-served communities on Skid Row, in the LA County Jail, and for Veterans suffering from PTSD.