Robert Zadra

Robert Zadra, cello
chair sponsored by Dr. Harrison Gill

Chico, CA
playing with NSS since 2001

What made you want to be a musician?

I felt music tickle me as a child so I wanted to tickle other people with it.

Favorite genre of music?

What I am listening to at the time except progressive jazz

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not rehearsing or performing?

Any outdoor activity like swimming, skiing, hiking or riding the bike.

What’s it like to perform onstage with an orchestra?

It is both frightening and awe inspiring. It is the most incredible bit of team work that you can imagine, bringing a composer's music to life.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

Leave them asking for more