In 2022 Jaren Ziegler won the BBC Young Musician 2022 String Final becoming the first violist in the competition’s history to do so. In the Grand Final, he performed William Walton’s Viola Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Last year Jaren was the youngest semi-finalist in the 2021 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition. 

Jaren has also been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Academy Viola Prize, Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform and the North London Music Festival String Recital.

In 2021 he joined and toured with the renowned international string ensemble  LGT Young Soloists and has recorded with them at Abbey Road Studios. He will be performing with them in Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok later this year. He has also performed as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Jaren has won numerous awards with Parkview Chamber as well as performing at St John’s Smith Square with his UCS trio.

Jaren began playing the viola at age 6 and joined the Primary and then Junior Royal Academy of Music, studying as a scholarship holder with Jacky Woods. He has participated in masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Timothy Ridout, Thomas Selditz, Jonathan Barritt, Martin Outram and Juan Miguel Hernandez. He has also taken further studies with Matthew Jones, Professor of Viola at Guildhall School.

Jaren is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician finalists.

Jaren plays a Stefano Scarampella viola, kindly loaned to him by the Beare’s International Violin Society.


To book Jaren please contact

Adam Maxey - Assistant Artist Manager

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0207 379 8477

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