As a musician, Zachary Vella has always valued the sense of emotion or narrative that provides a piece of music with meaning. He thrives on the unique story or emotional reaction that provides both the audience and performer with a sense of interest and entertainment that is almost impossible to recreate exactly the same way twice. It is this exciting sense of storytelling and entertainment that he consistently incorporates into all his musical endeavours of performing, teaching, and conducting.
Having nurtured his passion for music from a young age, Zachary has grown into a well-rounded musician who relishes any opportunity to make beautiful music, be it alone or with others. He completed his Bachelor Music (Hons) degree at the University of Queensland, graduating with an Extended Major in Music Performance and First-Class Honours. During Zachary’s time at University, he proved that he is an incredibly emotive classical vocalist in some of his most notable performances as member of UQ’s choirs and Soloists Groups, as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, as Judas in Bach’s St Mathews Passion, and as the Bass Soloist in Greats of the Baroque: Charpentier and Bach. He also consistently looks to improve his versatility as a performer by participating in various Musicals and Theatre projects across Brisbane.
He further shares his passion for storytelling through choral music as the proud conductor of the Soundwave Community Choir, and as a member of various vocal groups such as the St John’s Cathedral Choir. As a vocal coach, Zachary has always been enthusiastic about helping students of all ages and experience levels across Brisbane hone their vocal technique and musicality.