Zachary Haas is an enterprising young trombonist, educator, and activist. Based in New England, he appears frequently with ensembles such as the Vermont, Hartford, and New Haven Symphony Orchestras, as well as Orchestra New England, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, and as a substitute for New World Symphony.
Establishing himself equally as a soloist and chamber musician, Haas won the 2018 International Bach Trombone Competition and National Trombone Quartet Competition the year prior - also earning accolades in the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition, and taking the stage at the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition.
Engagements have included performances at the great concert halls of Austria, Germany, England, Czech Republic, Spain, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Russia, Canada, and Australia as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Additionally, Haas has held residencies at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Collegium Musicum Academy, Colorado College, Lake George, Atlantic, and National Music Festivals.
Haas holds a Master of Music Degree from Yale School of Music, where he was awarded the school’s John Swallow Prize for Brass upon graduation. Prior studies include Royal College of Music, London and Boston University. His principal teachers are Scott Hartman, Gabriel Langfur, and John Rojak.