Peter Myers

Guest Musician

Praised for the warmth of his sound and range of color, American cellist Peter Myers is internationally known as a chamber musician. The founding cellist of the Saguaro Piano Trio, which placed first in the 2009 International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg (with the jury headed by Menahem Pressler), he has concertized with them from Germany to Japan to Australia and New Zealand. He has performed often at the Marlboro Music Festival (including appearances on tour with Musicians from Marlboro), as well as at festivals including Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), Bari (Italy), and La Jolla (USA). Mr. Myers studied at the Colburn Conservatory with Ronald Leonard and completed his graduate studies with Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California, and also holds a Master of Chamber Music degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany. Passionate about cultural awareness and spreading enthusiasm for classical music, he has performed in musical outreach programs in Mongolia, Laos, and Japan (with violinist Midori), and Pakistan (with Cultures in Harmony). Since 2013, he has been a Young Artist in Residence of the Da Camera Society (Los Angeles). He also serves as Co-Director of Music for the American Contemporary Ballet (Los Angeles). He plays on an 1876 cello by Claude-Augustin Miremont.