Guy Ben-Ziony was born in 1974 in Israel. At age 9 he started to play the violin, and since age 13 is playing the viola. In Israel he studied among others with Prof. Chaim Taub. He finished his studiies under Prof. Tabea Zimmermann(Frankfurt), and Prof. Tatjana Masurenko (Leipzig).
He is Professor for viola and chamber music in Leipzig “Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule,” and is a regular guest viola principle in Camerata Salzburg under Leonidas Kavakos. He has given master courses, teaching in Sweden, Austria, Israel and Hungary.
A most requested violist in Europe, Guy is regularly invited, also as viola principle, to orchestras such as Deutsche kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Jaervi, “Kremerata Baltica” under Gidon Kremer, and Camerata Nordica, Sweden.
His chamber concert engagements took him to music halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and Berlin Konzerthaus.
As a soloist he played with many Israeli and European orchestras, among them the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel-Aviv Soloists, and with the I.D.F. Chamber Orchestra in its 12th anniversary, a concert patronaged by Isaac Stern. Another collaboration was the Bartok concerto in Leipzig under Daniel Harding.
In the 1998/1999 seasons, he was a member of the Zapolski Quartet in Copenhagen. They toured Scandinavia and Russia, and recorded for the “Chandos” and “Classico” record companies.
Guy has participated in some of the world’s leading chamber music festivals, among them the Lockenhaus, Davos, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Ravinia, “Spannungen in Heimbach”, Jerusalem international chamber music festival, Moritzburg, Prussia-Cove, and “Chamber music connects the world” in Kronberg.
Guy Ben Ziony collaborated in concerts with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann, Tatjana Masurenko, Boris Pergamenschikow and Menachem Presler.