The piano has always been a central tree in Zac’s musical forest. Some of Zac’s earliest memories are of his father’s playing Chopin and Rachmaninoff, and it was in following his fingersteps that music first came to Zac as a teenager. He soon fell under the spell of Jazz, in particular the music of Thelonious Monk with its angular introspective ebullience, and never looked back. Looking forward, he came to love and appreciate the music of Contemporary Classical composers like Feldman, Cage and Ligeti and of the free improvisers. His solo performances, then, are a meeting place for all of these diverse threads, incorporating free passages, repertoire from the Jazz and Classical traditions and Zac’s own compositions. Above all, his solo piano music opens a window into the intimate, personal connection with his first instrument.