Bio

Zachary Gvirtzman (Zac Gvi) is an independent composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer from London working primarily in jazz, folk and experimental music. He is known for carving out his own space within existing musical languages, often working across styles and art forms. He writes and performs regularly with multi-award winning Kandinsky Theatre, composes for groups like Phaedra Ensemble and the Ligeti Quartet as well as his own projects, and works as musical director for companies like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Secret Cinema.

Zac is a member of the F-IRE Collective and has released 5 albums on F-IRE Label. He has collaborated/performed with Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Seb Rochford, Larry Grenadier, Lore Lixenberg, Kit Downes, Jason Yarde, Rob Luft, Phelan Burgoyne, Eddie Prevost, Clive Bell and Martin Speake. He has performed at venues like the South Bank Centre, the Royal Opera House, the ICA, Ronnie Scott’s and many others in the UK and internationally.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Zac Gvirtzman BMus (Bachelor of Music), class 2.1, University of Oxford, 2008
www.zacgvi.com
www.zacgvi.bandcamp.com

PROJECTS:

The Nonidentical
Perizad
Monk Spent Youth
Euphorials
Kandinsky Theatre
Duo with Rob Luft
F-IRE Collective
The Magic Lantern
Adam Beattie
Shadow Writing
Phelan Burgoyne Group
Dunajska Kapelye
Fly Agaric
Lily Luca
The Maskaradin’ Troubadours
The Irreverents
Afrikbawantu
Super Best Friends Club
The Gadjo Club
The Paper Cinema

COLLABORATORS/APPEARED WITH:

Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Seb Rochford, Larry Grenadier, Lore Lixenberg, Kit Downes, Jason Yarde, Martin Speake, Rob Luft, Ben Davis, Ruth Goller, Maurizio Ravalico, Julie Kjaer, Clive Bell, Fred Thomas, John Farah, Olie Brice, Ewan Bleach, Fumi Okiji, Jiri Slavik, Alex Bonney, Atzi Muramatsu, Anthony Joseph, Zena Edwards, Tongue Fu, Phaedra Ensemble, F-IRE Collective, Kammer Klang

TEACHING:

Prague Academy of Performing Arts
Contemporary Music for All
North London Music Academy
Weekend Arts College
Private Tuition

Teachers:
Ingrid Laubrock, Barak Schmool, Gwylim Simcock, Fergus Reade, Robert Saxton, John Traill, Guy Newbury, Nirmali Fenn, Malcolm Singer, Harry Escott

PRODUCING/ENGINEERING:

Shadow Writing
Flora Curzon
Gaia Duo
Preetha Narayan
Phelan Burgoyne
Barnaby Keen
Adam Beattie
Euphorials
Fred Thomas
Dave O’Brien
Phil Smith
Chris Dowding
Alice Ream

THEATRE/FILM/DANCE:

Shakespeare’s Globe (MD)
Secret Cinema (MD)
Kandinsky Theatre
The Place
Srishti Dance
Black Cat High Society (MD)
Cork French Film Festival
Darren Ellis Dance
London Contemporary Dance
Chisenhale
Greenwich Dance Agency
Moving East
Canada Water Arts