Zac West

Equally at home in both traditional and contemporary ensembles, clarinetist Zachary West has performed throughout the United States. A devoted chamber musician, he is co-founder of the Washington, D.C. based Horizon Series and has been featured in intimate performances with members of the award-winning Belka and Cavani String Quartets, as well as with the orchestras of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.
As an orchestral musician, he has performed under the baton of some of the world’s finest conductors, including Jane Glover, Yoel Levi, JahJa Ling, and Robert Spano. In the summer of 2023, Zachary was chosen as one of seven finalists for the ICA Orchestral Audition Competition at the 50th Anniversary International Clarinet Association festival in Denver, Colorado, recognizing those on the cusp of a burgeoning orchestral career.
An alumnus of both the Sarasota and Aspen Music Festivals, Zachary received a Master of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, he holds a Post-Graduate Certificate from the Interlochen Center for the Arts and serves as Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinettist in the Capital Wind Symphony in Washington, D.C.