Aspen Music Festival And School

Guy Ben-ZionyBack To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Programs Taught

Guy Ben-Ziony, viola, grew up in Israel's scenic Jezreel Valley and has translated that beauty into masterful performances in many of today's leading concert venues and throughout his collaborations as both a chamber musician and soloist with several esteemed artists and ensembles. He has appeared at prestigious festivals, including Lockenhaus Festival, the Young Artist's Festival in Davos, the Spannungen Heimbach Festival, and the legendary Prussia Cove Festival. He has worked with such artists and ensembles as Gidon Kremer, Lisa Batiashvili, Christian Tetzlaff, Alexander Lonquich, the Camerata Salzburg, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He served as a member of the Zapolsky String Quartet and the Waldstein Ensemble Wien, with performances in many of Europe's major concert halls, including the Musikverein, the Concertgebouw, and Wigmore Hall, among others. His close collaboration with composers in the Israeli Chamber Project has led him down numerous innovative paths, including his work with the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests. As a recording artist, his debut solo CD, Monodialogue, was released in 2016 on Genuin Classics to great critical acclaim. Since 2006, Ben-Ziony has been a professor at the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig, and has given many master classes in major European universities.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO