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Spencer Myer, Piano

Spencer Myer, Piano

Biography

Garnering equally stellar reviews across the globe for his passionate, sincere performances, Spencer Myer is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding young pianists of his generation. Winner of the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the 2006 American Pianists Association Competition, he also received both of the competition's special prizes, for highest scores received in Chamber Music and Lieder Accompanying.

In 2004, he captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, in addition to special prizes for the Best Performances of Bach, the Commissioned Work and the Semifinal Round recital, as well as both concerto prizes in the final round. Additionally, he was selected a laureate in the 2005 Cleveland, 2005 Busoni (where he also received the Audience Prize), 2004 Montreal and 2003 New Orleans International Piano Competitions. A graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin, he has also been awarded First Prizes in the 2002 Heida Hermanns and 2000 Grace Welsh International Piano Competitions.         

During his undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Mr. Myer was the recipient of the Dean's Talent Award, the John Elvin and Faustina Hurlbutt Piano Prizes, the Kaufman Chamber Music Award, the Piano Department Accompanying Award and the Ernest Wilkins Academic Award, and in the year 2000 became a recipient of a four-year Jacob K. Javits Memorial Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mr. Myer's performances have taken him throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia, and have been broadcast on WQXR in New York, WHYY in Philadelphia, and WCLV in Cleveland. He has appeared in venues such as New York's Steinway Hall, 92nd Street Y and Alice Tully Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, Cleveland's Severance Hall and London's Wigmore Hall. In October 2003, he made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and made his Asian debut the following year in Beijing with the China National Symphony Orchestra. As a result of the UNISA Competition, he toured South Africa in May 2005 which included performances of the five Beethoven Concerti.

Mr. Myer's teachers have included Peter Takács, Joseph Schwartz, Christina Dahl, Robert Mayerovitch, Coren Mino and Ju-Ying Song. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University in May 2005.

Mr. Myer's 2005-06 season includes his Philadelphia recital debut, return engagements with the Haddonfield and Southeast Iowa Symphonies, a return tour to South Africa to perform the two Ravel Concerti in Cape Town and Durban, and his Indianapolis Symphony debut. He is now included on the prestigious roster of Philadelphia's Astral Artistic Services, as winner of their 2003 National Auditions, and can be heard on the Dimension Records label performing music of late Cleveland comppser Frederick Koch.


Performances by Spencer Myer

Composer Title Date Action
Maurice Ravel Le martin-pêcheur, from Histoires naturelles 10/25/2011 Play Add to playlist
Samuel Barber The Heavenly Banquet, from Hermit Songs, Op. 29 11/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Samuel Barber Sea-Snatch, from Hermit Songs, Op. 29 11/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Samuel Barber Promiscuity, from Hermit Songs, Op. 29 11/01/2011 Play Add to playlist
Sergei Rachmaninov Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor, Op.19 01/15/2009 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Le pintade, from Histoires naturelles 10/25/2011 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Le grillon, from Histoires naturelles 10/25/2011 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Le cygne, from Histoires naturelles 10/25/2011 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Le paon, from Histoires naturelles 10/25/2011 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Une barque sur l'océan, from Miroirs 01/15/2009 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Noctuelle, from Miroirs 01/24/2009 Play Add to playlist
Maurice Ravel Alborada del Gracioso, from Miroirs 01/09/2009 Play Add to playlist
Claude Debussy Le tombeau des naïades, from Chansons de Bilitis 10/23/2011 Play Add to playlist
Claude Debussy La flûte de Pan, from Chansons de Bilitis 10/23/2011 Play Add to playlist
Claude Debussy La chevelure, from Chansons de Bilitis 10/23/2011 Play Add to playlist
Robert Schumann Abends am Strand, Op. 45, No. 3 10/27/2011 Play Add to playlist
Moritz Moszkowski Caprice Espagnol, Op. 37 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Isaac Albéniz Iberia, Book IV 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Isaac Albéniz Eritaña, from Iberia, Book IV 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Isaac Albéniz Jerez, from Iberia, Book IV 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Isaac Albéniz Málaga, from Iberia, Book IV 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI: 40 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude in b minor 12/26/2012 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 for Piano and Cello 02/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Christoph Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Orfeo ed Euridice 01/22/2009 Play Add to playlist
Robert Schumann Die Beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49, No. 1 10/27/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Las locas por amor, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Los dos miedos, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Cantares, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Nunca olvida, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Joaquin Turina Dedicatoria, from Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19 10/24/2011 Play Add to playlist
Frédéric Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 02/26/2009 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "Tempest" 02/26/2009 Play Add to playlist
Franz Joseph Haydn Variations in f minor, Hob. XVII: 6 01/10/2009 Play Add to playlist
Claude Debussy Poissons d’or, from Images, Book II 02/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 02/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata No. 3 in G minor for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1029 02/27/2009 Play Add to playlist

Spencer Myer Concerts

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