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Biography

Currently based in New York City, Zachary Larson is a versatile guitarist whose performances have captivated audiences around the world.

Zachary’s drive pushes him to continually expand his musical horizons. He has performed with modern music ensembles, successfully competed with the Chimaera Guitar Trio, and made an impact with his flute and guitar duo – The Keith/Larson Duo. Alongside flutist Leanna Keith, the Keith/Larson Duo has toured with national and international engagements, performed as featured artists at several classical and avant-garde music festivals, and premiered many new works. Their first recording Dawn Till Dusk, is available for purchase here

As a classical soloist Zachary has had multiple appearances with both chamber orchestra and concert choir, and had several radio broadcasts. One of his favorite performances was presenting the Romancero Gitano, Op. 152 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for guitar and concert choir, which you can see here

Over the last few years Zachary has been immersed in the world of musical theater. After serving as a guitarist onboard cruise lines and the national touring productions of Broadway’s Finding Neverland and Escape To Margaritaville, he started actively performing in pit orchestras and cabaret clubs throughout New York City. His playing can be heard on the original cast recording of the new musical The Magnificent Seven, set for release in early 2023. While pursuing these theatrical experiences he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists like Jimmy Buffett, Robbie Howard, Ryan Ahern, and Tricia Kelley. He also tries his hand as a banjo player in NYC’s burgeoning Bluegrass scene. 

 

Outside of performing, Zachary continually contributes new arrangements to the guitar repertoire and shares his knowledge with students as a teaching artist. His work is published through Clear Note Publications and SMP Press.

Zachary holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Denver, respectively. Classically trained, his primary teachers have been Hadley Heavin, Jonathan Leathwood, and Ricardo Iznaola.

Whether alone on stage, deep in an orchestra pit, or alongside a few of his friends, he considers himself fortunate to have performed for so many people and looks forward to performing for many more.

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