Zach Glavan is a native Texan, where he first began his musical studies in 2000. He later attended Indiana University from 2007-2010, in which he studied with esteemed artists such as Jeff Nelsen, Richard Seraphinoff, and Dale Clevenger.
Aside from his current position with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Zach has recently been collaborating as guest artist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra (OSN) in Pamplona, Spain. Through his time in Spain, Zach has performed solo horn in Barcelona’s contemporary chamber group, BCN 216 and has also worked closely with the OSN’s solo horn David Thompson (also original principal horn of the CIP).
In 2009, his wind quintet the ‘Glavan Quintet’ was a finalist in the Latin American Music Competition. The ‘Glavan Quintet’ was later the featured guest artist at the VII International Colombian Music Festival in Medellín, Colombia. As strong advocate of new music, Zach has performed world premiers for several composers and has recently commissioned two new works for horn. His most recent commission, a work by Australian composer Mark Oliveiro, is titled “Thunor’s Gate” for Horn and Live Electronics, premiered by Jeff Nelsen at the 2010 International Horn Society Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. Zach was also a finalist in the ‘American Horn Competition’ and a winner of the International Horn Society’s ‘Dorothy Frizelle’ competition.