In 2022 Jaren Ziegler won the BBC Young Musician Strings Final at age 16, becoming the first violist in the competition’s history to do so. In the Grand Final, he performed the Walton Viola Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. He has recently been awarded First Prize in the Junior Royal College Concerto Competition, Junior Academy Viola Prize and Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform and was the youngest participant in the 2021 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition. Jaren attends the Junior Royal College of Music (London). He began playing the viola at age six and studies with Jacky Woods. He has performed in The Royal Festival Hall, St John Smith Square, Brahms-Saal Musikverein and Victoria Hall Singapore. He is a member of LGT Young Soloists, having toured internationally and recorded with them at Abbey Road Studios. he plays a Stefano Scarampella viola, kindly loaned to him by the Beares International Violin Society.