- Professor of Viola
Office Location: MRH 5.112
EducationBM, University of Southern California; MM, University of Southern California
AboutMyers enjoys an impressive record of performing and teaching both here and abroad and has traveled widely presenting critically acclaimed concerts and master classes in countries on five continents including Austria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Mexico as well as the U.S.A. He has taught in many prestigious summer festivals including the Music Academy of the West, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Maine, the Montecito Festival, Green Mountain, the International Festival Institute at Round Top, Texas, and the Marrowstone Music Festival. He served as the youngest ever Artistic Director and Host Chairman of the XXV Silver Anniversary Viola congress. Roger Myers was born in Sydney, Australia where he played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra while still a student. Later he studied with Donald McInnes at the University of Southern California.
Presenting solo and chamber performances hailed internationally, The Strad described his playing as possessing, “Consistently beautiful tone and unshakeable aplomb”. Roger Myers has given chamber music performances with such artists as Lynn Harrell, Sidney Harth, Suren Bagratuni, Yehonatan Berick, Michael Francis, Jorja Fleezanis, Daniel Heifetz, Alex Klein, Mark O’Connor, Ronald Leonard, Felicia Moye. In 2005 he enjoyed a successful Carnegie Hall debut. Roger’s CD, “Fantasy and Farewell” of works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Mclean on the Delos label with the London Symphony Orchestra acclaimed by the American Record Guide as “a masterpiece” was released in 2013. At the 2014 Global Music Awards the disc was awarded “Best of Show” and won two Gold Medals for Solo Instrumental Performance and Best Album. Roger Myers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.His students are found in major symphony orchestras and in the most prestigious conservatories, universities and summer festivals. Mr. Myers plays a beautiful J.B. Guadagnini viola made in 1763.