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Nathan Zgonc

Second Trombone

Nathan Zgonc

Biography

Nathan Zgonc joined the trombone section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

Mr. Zgonc has received numerous awards, including special prizewinner at the Budapest International Trombone Competition and first place at the Zellmer, Frank Smith Memorial, and Robert Marsteller solo competitions.

In 2009 Mr. Zgonc spent the summer as the Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony for Wagner's Ring Cycle. He has also performed with the San Francisco, Cincinnati, National, and Houston symphony orchestras, as well as the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra. Mr. Zgonc previously held positions with the Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony and Opera, Sarasota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and United States Navy Band.

Originally from Fairview, OR, Mr. Zgonc studied at Indiana University, San Francisco Conservatory, and Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include David Finlayson, Mark Lawrence, and Keith Brown. He is featured on recordings with Vancouver Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, U.S. Navy Band, and Seattle Symphony.

In September 2010 Mr. Zgonc gave the world premiere of Aura by Tony DiLorenzo in honor of his mother, Lorely Zgonc — the late concertmaster of the Portland Opera and Ballet.