Tom Zajac
Bagpipes, Flutes, Percussion, Trombone
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Multi-instrumentalist, Tom Zajac is a member of the well-known Renaissance wind band Piffaro, a frequent guest with the Folger Consort, Newberry Consort, Boston Camerata Cançonièr and the Texas Early Music Project. He has toured extensively, having appeared in concert series and festivals in Hong Kong, Guam, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and throughout Europe and the United States. He can be heard on over 40 recordings of everything from medieval dances to 21st-century chamber music. With his group Ex Umbris, he performed 14th-century music at the 5th Millennium Council event in the East Room of the Clinton White House and 18th-century music for the score of the Ric Burn's documentary on the history of New York.

He's played hurdy gurdy for the American Ballet Theater, bagpipe for an internationally broadcast Gatorade commercial and serpent in a PDQ Bach piece live on Prairie Home Companion. He also performs on santur, miskal and zurna with the Boston-based Turkish ensemble, Dünya. In August 2011, he was invited by the Polish government to take part in a research visit to hear and meet Polish early music ensembles. Tom teaches at recorder and early music workshops throughout the US, is on the faculty of the Madison and Amherst Early Music Festivals and directs the Medieval & Renaissance week of the SFEMS workshops as well as the early music ensembles at Wellesley College.