Zachary Hatcher is an American harpist living in Copenhagen. He was born in 1996 and comes from a family of musicians. He has played the harp most of his life; he started already when he was four years old. As a 16-year-old, Zachary Hatcher was admitted to Juilliard Pre College, a preschool to the famous New York Conservatory, in 2012. Two years later, he moved to Europe because he was the first American harpist admitted to the Paris Conservatory.
After just one year of study in Paris, Zachary won the Honour Award at the international Léopold Bellan Soloist Competition in Paris. The following year, in 2016, he was named solo harpist in the DR Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Copenhagen, Zachary Hatcher has made a name for himself as an orchestra and chamber musician as well as a soloist. His solo debut was in Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2016. He has performed with the orchestra almost every season since.