Israeli orchestral percussionist, timpanist and solo marimba player, studied with Alon Bor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the Tel Aviv University, and currently studying at the Juilliard School with Daniel Druckman and Joseph Pereira.
Ziv is supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, which has granted Ziv scholarships for the years 2004-2006, and for the years 2006-2012 with distinction. The foundation also granted Ziv a special grant for his studies in New York.
Ziv has participated in master classes and has been taking lessons with the world’s top-percussionist, both in solo marimba and orchestral percussion including She-e Wu, Mark Ford, Daniel Druckman, Christopher Lamb, Gordon Gottlieb, Greg Zuber, Torsten Schönfeld and more.
Ziv has performed with professional contemporary music ensembles is Israel, and also gave solo performances some of them accompanied by professional ensembles in halls at Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and in Verbier, Switzerland as part of the Verbier Festival.
While in Israel, Ziv has been regularly invited to play as substitute percussionist and timpanist with the best orchestras in Israel; including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata Orchestra and more. He has played under the baton of the world’s greatest conductors of all times such as: Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Alan Gilbert, George Pehlibanian, Herbert Blumstadt, Manfred Honeck, Charles Dutoit, Gianandrea Noseda, Neeme Järvi, Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev and more.
Ziv has played with orchestras on tours all over the world and has been with them to France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Ziv is a current member of the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard percussion ensemble and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. He also performs as a substitute percussionist with the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami Beach, FL. Ziv has participated in music festivals such as the West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra tour and workshop, conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim and also has been invited to be a member of the 2011 and 2012 Verbier Festival Orchestra.