One of the most sought-after violists in Europe today, Guy Ben-Ziony collaborates frequently as guest principal violist in orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Jaervi, the Camerata Salzburg under Leonidas Kavakos, Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica, and the Camerata Nordica in Sweden.
As a chamber musician, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Berlin Konzerthaus, and has collaborated with such notable musicians as Gidon Kremer, Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann, Tatjana Masurenko, Boris Pergamenschikow and Menachem Pressler. He has taken part in many festivals including Lockenhaus, Davos, Dubrovnik, Ravinia, “Spannungen in Heimbach,” Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Moritzburg, Prussia-Cove, and Kronberg. He is a member of the Waldstein Ensemble, a piano quartet-based ensemble. Future plans include appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, and Wigmore Hall among others.
Mr. Ben-Ziony made his orchestral debut playing the Bartok concerto in Leipzig under Daniel Harding and has subsequently appeared with other European orchestras. In Israel he has appeared with most of the country’s orchestras, among them the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel-Aviv Soloists and the I.D.F. Chamber Orchestra. He began his musical studies on the violin at age nine, changing to viola four years later, and completed his studies under Professor Tabea Zimmermann in Frankfurt and Professor Tatiana Masurenko in Leipzig. He currently holds a professorship in viola at the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule in Leipzig.