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Australian contemporary and folk violinist, string educator, and random mandolinist, Zachary Johnston is a member of several new music ensembles including Arcko Symphonic Project, 3 Shades Black, Argonaut, and Bolt Ensemble.

As part of long-term research Zac is investigating into how curiosity and contemporary music is integrated into pedagogy, particularly in string studies. He has taken this philosophy into his education work with various ensembles including conducting State Music Camp, MSO Pizzicato Effect, and a variety of improvisation and Exploratory Music workshops for school ensembles. He is also a monthly cohost with Biddy Connor for 3MBS’ “Classically Kids” Saturday morning show.

Zac holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (VCA), a Masters of Performance (Performance Teaching), and amongst a myriad of recordings and concerts has performed with Rubiks Collective, 6 degrees, RAAH project, Sunwrae, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM), the 2014 and 2016 Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, and Bang on a Can Summer Festival 2015 at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts.