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Zachary Ebin, violinist

DR. 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 recently released his debut recording with pianist Maria Dolnycky titled Dreams: A Revival of Ukrainian Music.

Active as a 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 executive board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario. Zachary is also the music director of Arco Violini, an advanced student ensemble that performs throughout Ontario. Zachary is in demand as a guest clinician in both Canada and the United States.

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Having recently completed his PhD at York University, Zachary remains active as a researcher. His main fields of interest include: music education, string pedagogy, Suzuki pedagogy, music cognition and perception, and historical musicology. Zacharyís dissertation is a critical analysis of Suzukiís claims regarding musical talent. Zacharyís research has appeared in journals such as the American String Teacher and the American Suzuki Journal, and has been presented at conferences such as the NYS-SL chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society and the International Conference on Music Cognition and Perception.

Zachary currently resides in Toronto with his wife and two children. In the summers, he can be found in Belfountain, Ontario, where he serves as artistic director of the Belfountain Music Festival.