Thomas Zera

Double Bassist Thomas Zera has been a member of the Utah Symphony since 1999. Previously a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic, he was also a member of the New World Symphony based in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Zera has performed with 17 orchestras in the US, including the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. His performances can be found on recordings by the Utah Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the New World Symphony.

Mr. Zera holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of music where he studied with Gary Karr and holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Eugene Levinson, Principal Bass of the New York Philharmonic. Additionally, Mr. Zera recently earned an MBA degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Thomas has played in the Intermezzo and Nova chamber series in Salt Lake City, as well as the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado, the Strings Music festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Music from Angel Fire in Taos, New Mexico. He teaches privately, is a former faculty member of Westminster Collage, and has spent two summers as faculty at the Kinhaven Summer Chamber Music Festival in Weston, Vermont.

When not performing with the Symphony, Mr. Zera enjoys the wonderful outdoor activities that Utah offers, including fishing, hiking, and skiing.