Zachary Weiner is a San Francisco-based software engineer and pianist. A regular in
amateur piano community, he has won prizes at PianoLink, Piano Bridges, and competitions
San Diego and Paris, and performed with orchestras at PianoTexas and the California
Festival. He has played in venues from Weill Recital Hall in New York to the Schoenberg
Inspired by Douglas Hofstadter’s book Gödel, Escher, Bach, Zachary pursued his
undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Symbolic Systems, a unique combination
Philosophy, Psychology, and Computer Science. This book had been recommended to him
teenager by his neighbor and “Deeper Piano Studies” teacher, pianist Frederic Chiu.
currently works as a Software Engineer at Google, focusing on education initiatives.
Zachary’s esteemed teachers include Jon Nakamatsu, Jeremy Denk, Anton Nel, John
McCarthy, and Thomas Schultz. He was a long-time student of Natalie Maynard, herself
disciple of Olga Samaroff. In addition to his love for music and computers, Zach is
an avid skier.