Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Zachary Costello is a saxophonist who attends Michigan State University to study classical saxophone under Professor Joseph Lulloff. Zachary also is the soprano saxophone chair in his quartet, PULSE.
Zachary has performed internationally and has appeared on stages such as the New World Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Wharton Center. He was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2023 Andorra International Solo Saxophone Competition. In the Summer of 2022 Zachary was awarded the Hans-Schaeuble Award. Within the United States, Zachary was selected as a finalist in the 2022 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Collegiate Solo Competition. Previously, Zachary was named the winner of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) East Central Division Senior Young Artist Competition in 2021 and also won in 2020 the non-strings division of the U.S. Army Young Artist Competition. In 2019, he was named a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Classical Music.
Zachary has performed in masterclasses for Vincent David, Timothy McAllister, Lars Mlekusch, Christian Wirth, Chika Inoue, Otis Murphy, Stephen Page, H2 Quartet, Chien-Kwan Lin, and Zachary Shemon.
His previous instructors include Matthew Schlomer, MSG Christopher Blossom of the U.S. Army Field Band, Eyal Bor, Gregory Thompkins, and Troy Atkins.
He has attended several summer intensives including the Arosa Music Academy, Great Plains Saxophone Intensive and Workshop, the Interlochen Arts Camp and Institute, the Indiana University Summer Saxophone Academy, the Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute, and the Frostburg State University Summer Music Academy.