Zands has worked with ensembles and artists including Lady Gaga, Sir Karl Jenkins, Michael Giacchino (with the Cinematic Orchestra), the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the World Peace Orchestra, Thom Yorke (with the London Contemporary Orchestra), Kate Tempest (with orchestrate), Sam Lee and Melt Yourself Down.


He has also worked extensively with theatre companies as a performer and musical director including: the RSC, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Royal Court and  Shakespeare’s Globe. He studied at Berklee, The Guildhall (where he is a professor) and in Havana Cuba. 


He writes music with Louise Anna Duggan and the debut of their new project 'Minihi' will be in the spring of 2020 with the release of their first track by Deutsche Grammophon.