Zvi Plesser is an Israeli cellist who has performed as soloist to critical acclaim throughout North and Central America, Europe and Israel. At the age of 17 he made his U.S. debut with Isaac Stern and Pinchas Zukerman in Carnegie Hall. He has performed with leading orchestras, among them the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Mr. Plesser has given recitals in France, Germany, Sweden and Finland. He has participated in many festivals, including the Marlboro Festival, the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Kuhmo Festival in Finland and the Montpellier Festival in France. Plesser is a graduate of The Juilliard School as a student of Zara Nelsova. He has also studied with Zvi Harel and David Soyer.Mr. Plesser has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently on the faculty of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.