Zoriy Zinger: Violin-Beginner to Advanced
Zoriy Zinger, a violinist, began his music career at the age of six when he entered the first of the distinguished Russian Kazan Musical Schools. Continuing on to Kazan College, he obtained his Master degree of Art in music in the Kazan Conservatory. He became an accomplished violin player. His talent led him to a teaching position at Kazan College where he taught the violin to students of all ages. He obtained his diploma as a soloist of Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at Kazan State Conservatory in 1981.
Throughout his education he pursued a career as a violinist and played with the College Chamber Ensemble, and with the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. From 1980 to 1992, Zoriy was the Assistant Concertmaster (II violins) for the Tatarstan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.
In 1993, Zoriy moved to New York. After enjoying many active years as a performer in orchestras and chamber groups, Zoriy joined an ensemble group, the“Empyreal String Quartet”. Due to their rigorous training and uncompromising professionalism they became one of the most polished and versatile performing groups in the New York Area. Performing over 200 times a year, the Quartet was managed by Steven Scott Productions, a well-known New York Entertainment Agency. They were in great demand for public and private events. They played such prestigious events as the Metropolitan Museum for the Grand Opening of theFaberge Collection, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Modern Art for the 100thAnniversary of New York Times Magazine. They were also featured at Gracie Mansion for the 1997 National Mayors’ Conference, and have made appearances onABC’s Regis and Kathie Lee show. CBS, ABC and Russian Radio all aired programs devoted to the Ensemble.
In 2000 Zoriy decided to leave the Ensemble to pursue an independent career. He performed during a Ricky Martin concert in Madison Square Gardens, and had an opportunity to perform at the Russian Tea Room for the New Year’s Eve. Also he was invited to Channel 11’s “Inside Edition” for their special “Weddings”programs. In 2000 he performed for the New Jersey Lottery celebrating 30 years with such greats as Ray Charles and the Orchestra and Chorus of St. Peter by the Sea, Rev. Alphonse Stephenson, Director.
Now he continues his successful career in Florida. He has a big experience of playing in-groups as well as a soloist and a strolling violinist, and is available for public and private functions. His extensive repertoire of music encompasses a wide variety of music styles, including classical, jazz, contemporary, Broadway, American standard, Gypsy, Italian, Irish, Latin and many others.
Zoriy is available for private lessons at Yancey Music Center Tuesdays 4-8pm.