Zachary Sweet is a cellist from Ithaca, NY. Currently he is on the faculty at Colgate, Mansfield and Binghamton Universities, Ithaca Talent Education, Music Together of Ithaca, and Artistic Director of Ithaca Free Concerts.
He completed his Master’s in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2006 where he served as a Departmental Assistant for Alan Harris. During his time there he was a member of the Eastman Chamber Society, and was a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.
As a performer, Mr. Sweet has performed extensively throughout the Tri - State area. Venues have included the War Memorial in Syracuse, Shewan Recital Hall at Roberts Wesleyan College, Gibson Hall at Elmira College, Bristol Hall at Westminster Choir College, the Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester, NY, Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, Kiplinger Theatre at Cornell University, and the “ Nassau at Six ” recital series in Princeton, NJ.
Zachary is principal cellist of the Colgate University Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Binghamton Philharmonic, TriCities Opera, and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. During the summers he is a Resident Artist at Alfred University's "MostArts Festival," and teaches at Ithaca College Suzuki Institute, Intermountain Suzuki Strings Institute, and Ithaca College's Summer Music Academy.