2004 – Obtains the degree Cand. Musicae with a Master in Chamber Music at the Royal Music Academy in Oslo, Norway.
1997 – Ends a 3 year study at the Music Conservatory, Jazz Department in Trondheim, Norway, including a 3 month exchange at the Royal Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.
1994 – Exams after 1 1/2 year of studies in Musicology at the University in Oslo, Norway.
Ingar Zach is known for the wide range of sounds in his instrument. He plays his percussion in a very dynamic, but still energetic way. He uses homemade percussion, gongs and devises like; propellers, bows, sruti-box and tabla machine as parts of his extended drumkit. He is dedicated to improvised/contemporary music and is regularly touring and recording with his fixed ensembles, but also in different ad-hoc projects in Europe, Canada and USA.
Selected festivals and tours:
Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Molde jazzfestival, Maijazz in Stavanger, Nattjazz in Bergen, Vossajazz, Oslo Jazzfestival, Ultima festival in Oslo, Perspectives festival in Västerås, Periferias festival in Huesca, Festivalet in Barcelona, Hurta Cordel and Experimenta Club in Madrid, Berlin Jazz festival, Densites-France, Parthenay Improvised Music Festival-France, Unijazz-Praha, Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon in Austria, Etna Festival in Catania, Italy, Seattle Improvised Music festival, Empty Bottle festival in Chicago, Time Flies in Vancouver, IMAV in Victoriaville, Irtijal-festival-Beirut to name a few.
Ingar Zach is tourng extensively in Europe and USA with all of his working ensembles since 2000.