Violist Gareth Zehngut joined the Minnesota Orchestra in summer 2014, coming from the San Diego Symphony. While in San Diego he also performed frequently with the California Chamber Orchestra, serving as principal viola, and with Orchestra Nova.
Zehngut has participated in festivals including Mainly Mozart, Festival Mozaic, La Jolla SummerFest and the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. He appeared regularly on the San Diego Symphony Chamber Music Series, as well as with Art of Elan and San Diego New Music. In summer 2013 he was a faculty member at the Luzerne Music Center, teaching viola and coaching chamber music.
A Pennsylvania native, Zehngut earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Misha Amory and Steven Tenenbom.