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Zachary Ebin, violinist

Zachary Ebin, violinist
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ZACHARY EBIN has performed extensively in the United States, Israel, and Canada. He has studied with Leslie Fayette, Jocheved Schifter, Lazar Gosman, Daniel Stepner, Joseph McGauley, and Jacques Israelievitch. He earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in music from Brandeis University, where he was concert master of the Brandeis-Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, as well as a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the Boston Conservatory. Zachary is currently preparing to record his debut album of the violin and piano works of Sergei Bortkiewicz alongside pianist Maria Dolnycky.

In addition to performing, Zachary is also an active music educator. Zachary was on faculty at South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Massachusetts, where he was appointed chair of the Suzuki Department. Zachary has also served as teaching assistant to world-renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch. He is currently on faculty at Etobicoke Suzuki Music and on the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario. Zachary's students have won local competitions, been accepted to arts based schools, play in Toronto's top youth orchestras, and have been invited to perform at Parliament Hill.

As a PhD candidate at York University, Zachary is involved in a number of different research projects. Zachary's research has focused on using music cognition and perception research to critically analyze and create methods of music education. His dissertation discusses the validity, acceptance, and effect of Shinichi Suzuki's claim that musical talent is not inborn. Under the guidance of his advisor, Prof. Jay Rahn, Zachary has both presented his research at international conferences, and published in notable academic journals.