Israel-based cellist Zvi Plesser performs worldwide with leading orchestras and conductors. A dedicated chamber musician, he collaborates frequently with instrumentalists including the Jerusalem String Quartet, and with the principal players of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He has participated in music festivals around the world such as the Marlboro (US), Cervantino (Mexico), Le Pont (Japan), Kuhmo (Finland), Salon de Provence (France) and Rolandseck (Germany). Since 2011 he has been Music Director of the Kfar Blum Upper Galilee Festival. In recent years he has collaborated with Hillel Zori in performing the six solo cello suites by Bach arranged for two cellos. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Zara Nelsova. He teaches at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he heads the String Department. He gives international masterclasses and workshops, and regularly teaches at the Perlman Music Program in the USA.