Iakov Zats


Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn
Percussion
Piano
Harp

Mikhail Spivak
Iakov Zats
Olga Kotchenkova
Yuri Goloubev
Alvaro Octavio Diaz
Christopher Bouwman
Javier Ros
Emily Hultmark
David Fernández Alonso
Alexandra Baker
Mikhail Mordvinov
Cristina Montes Mateo

Iakov Zats (viola) was born in Moscow. He attended the Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatory. In 1994, Mr. Zats settled in Italy, where he has played under the baton of some of the greatest European conductors. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Zats was principal violist with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. He has performed in the most important concert halls worldwide, and in 2006 founded the Serate Musicali al Collegio Papio music festival, in Ascona, Switzerland. That same year, Mr. Zats became principal viola of the Arena di Verona orchestra. He is currently viola professor at the Conservatorio di Reggio Calabria (Italy), and gives master classes throughout Europe.