Zachary Gulaboff Davis, the son of Rev. Richard R. Davis and Gordana Gulaboff Davis of UUCS, has won a $1,000 commission to write a new work for a Eugene area chamber music group, Amici, to perform in April, 2017. His composition Piano Trio #1 was chosen by the judges of a contest open to all university-level Oregonians. He says his work-in progress has three contrasting movements and that we should expect a big finale. Notice of his award was published in the Chamber Music Amici News, Fall 2016.
“I have played the piano for most of my life, taking up the timpani and percussion at age 13. During my third year at Linfield College as a piano performance major, what started as small composition assignments soon morphed into a composition/piano double major. I was fortunate to gain acceptance at Mannes College of Music in New York, where I have just completed my master’s degree in music. This fall I start a doctorate in composition at the Peabody Conservatory at John Hopkins University.”