As a life long violinist Zara now embarks on new venture discovering the expressive qualities of the viola. Zara believes these two complementary instruments will express a broader range of sound and colour and allow for a greater freedom of playing.
The unique understanding of the role and function of the viola, particularly in chamber music and especially in a string quartet, is something Zara is keen to further explore. She has been drawn to the special timbre and sonority of the instrument, and is excited to add this extra dimension to her musical journey.
From initial broad ranging projects effectively performing as a one-person violin/viola duo for online educational music programmes, or multi-tracking for commercial artists, future plans are also underway to work with a range of chamber ensembles.
Zara will record and perform with Canadian violinist Sadie Fields in 2021.