player from Elkhart, Indiana, who started out on the trombone
but then gravitated to what would become his signature instrument at the
age of nine. He attended Carnegie Mellon University
and graduated with bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in the field of Music Performance.
In 1971, he
became the principal horn for the Atlantic Symphony, which is located in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada. He joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in
1974 and stayed with them for three years. In 1979, he made his debut as a solo
artist with the Minnesota Orchestra, in a performance of “Horn
Concerto No. 1” by Richard Strauss, with Sir Neville Marriner at the podium. He was with them from 1978 to 1980
and then became principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.
In 1997, he
released a solo album, aptly titled, Philip
Myers, Principal Horn of the New Philharmonic. He also appeared on Take 9, a
collaboration between the horn sections of the American Horn Quartet
and New York Philharmonic.
In the field
of musical education, he has taught at The New School of Music at Mannes College
in New York, New York.
The Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings
in Double Echo (Giovanni
Arranger – Arthur Frackenpohl