About: Eugene Zenzen received a Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University and was a faculty member at the University of Wyoming from 1982 to 1995 and at Washington State University from 2000 to 2006. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Zenzen was the faculty advisor for the University of Wyoming ASTA student chapter and served for a time as president of the Wyoming state chapter of ASTA. He has given masterclasses at the Universities of Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah.
His performances in hundreds of concerts as soloist and chamber musician include appearances in Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Southern Oregon State College, the Universities of Nebraska and Iowa, the Western Arts Music Festival, the Mt. Fuji International Music Festival in Japan, the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club Series in Detroit, the Southern Great Lakes Chamber Series, as a member of the Bijou Chamber Ensemble in Pennsylvania, the Arcady Trio in England, and in the summers with the Silver Bay String Quartet in upstate New York.
As a musician with wide-ranging interests, Zenzen has performed in bluegrass fiddle contests, rock recordings, in collaboration with jazz cellist Mike Karoub, with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and as principal cellist of Tokyo’s New Japan Philharmonic.