One of the most important American artists of his generation, SPENCER MYER is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing a significant and continuously expanding career. Myer, New Orleans International Piano Competition gold medal winner and First Prize winner in the 10th UNISA Inernational Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, returns to the Sondheim Center with a romantic and exciting solo recital. Spencer Myer's orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Spencer Myer includes in his current season returns to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Southeast Iowa and Springfield (MA) symphony orchestras and debuts with Connecticut's Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and Montana's Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Solo recitals and chamber music collaborations throughout the United States are highlighted by additional appearances with the internationally renowned Dorian Wind Quintet. Mr. Myer also makes his fourth tour throughout South Africa. He continues as half of the Daurov/Myer Duo, having teamed up with the award-winning cellist Adrian Daurov in 2012.
Spencer Myer's recital appearances have been presented in New York City's Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and London's Wigmore Hall, as well as in Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, Knoxville, Logan, Salt Lake City and China, while many of his performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York City), WHYY (Philadelphia), WCLV (Cleveland) and WFMT (Chicago).
Spencer Myer is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. Other teachers include Peter Takács, Joseph Schwartz and Christina Dahl. He spent two summers at the Music Academy of the West, studying with Jerome Lowenthal and, later, Vocal Accompanying with Warren Jones and Marilyn Horne. During the course of his undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he was the recipient of numerous awards from that institution, while, in 2000, he was named a recipient of a four-year Jacob K. Javits Memorial Fellowship from the United States Department of Education. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree was conferred by Stony Brook University in 2005.