Monday, June 9, 2008

Zach Moss

Finally, you will get to meet the members of the Taffanel Wind Ensemble. Our photographer is being kept very busy recording our performances and the group members enjoy posing.

Yesterday, we endured the heat wave and performed outdoors for Spadina House's annual Music in the Orchard.

The group's members are very active musicians as you will learn from the bios. Zach Moss, flutist in the Taffanel Wind Ensemble has a busy performing schedule in addition to planning our programmes.

Flutist, Zachary Moss studied music at Humber College, University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music, in the Resident A.R.C.T. Program with Julie Ranti and Margot Rydall. He won the Arthur Minden Scholarship at the Conservatory and performed in master classes for Nora Schulman, Susan Prior, Jose Louis Garcia and Aurele Nicolet. Zachary is a co-founder of several chamber groups playing in Toronto and GTA, including Moss Ensembles, The Aubergine Wind Quintet and Duo Boheme. He has performed at the McMichael Gallery, Hart House, the Roy Thomson Hall Concert Series, and with many orchestras and musical productions in Toronto. Zachary has appeared many times as a soloist with the Valley Festival Orchestra and the Peel Choral Society. Zachary has premiered solo works for the flute by Canadian composers Penelope Walcott and David Bird, and in ensemble works by Maria Molinari and Nancy Telfer. He has received first prize in the Kiwanis music festival, three times and participated in Contemporary Showcase. He was also the Student Coordinator of The Glenn Gould School, of The Royal Conservatory of Music from 2001-2003. Zachary has served as wind adjudicator for the Milton Music Teacher’s Competition. Zachary resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario, where he teaches flute and theory and coordinates a music service business. He shares his life with his partner Chris and Benny (the cat!!)
Zach can be contacted at this blog or visit his website:

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