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    Myers, Philip (1949 – Present)

    French horn 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

    Canzon in Double Echo (Giovanni Gabrieli)

    Arranger – Arthur Frackenpohl

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Myers
    2. http://articles.cnn.com/2001-03-15/business/nyphil.horn_1_principal-horn-band-director-trumpet-player?_s=PM:CAREER
    3. http://nyphil.org/meet/orchestra/index.cfm?page=profile&personNum=87
    4. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Philip+Myers&x=0&y=0
    5. http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Legends-Philip-Myers/dp/B000003WDD/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290786352&sr=1-13

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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