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Zoë A. Wallace

Zoë A. Wallace is a classical composer and guitarist who is continually striving to broaden the repertoire for instruments in an ensemble setting. She has performed in a number of concerts as a soloist and in a duo throughout California, Illinois, and Utah, and has had the pleasure of playing the premieres of such pieces as Duet in A Major by Darlene Castro, Roots by Nicholas Denton-Protsack, Vertex by Zoë Wallace, the west coast premiere of Distance and the Sea by Stan Funicelli. Most recently, Zoë founded Nightingale Ensemble and acts as the guitarist, resident composer, and artistic director to continue her goal of expanding the repertoire for unusual instrument pairings.

Zoë works in development for United States Artists, a non-profit organization that supports artists across the country through Fellowship grants. She received her master’s degree in classical guitar with Denis Azabagic and her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Sergio Assad while also studying composition with Dr. Marc Mellits and Dr. Ryan Brown.

Zoë has written pieces for such groups as the Fifth Wave Collective and Nightingale Ensemble. She is currently published by Erebus Music.

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