native of Saint Louis, Missouri, American cellist Henry Myers is
currently a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the Eastman
School in Rochester, NY, where he studies with Steven Doane and Rosemary
Elliott. Previously, he was an undergraduate student of Hans Jensen at
Northwestern University, and before that he grew up studying with Ken Kulosa.
a performer, Henry is known for his virtuosity, the empathy manifested in his
sound, and his painstakingly crafted interpretations. Recently, he gave a
notable performance of William Walton's Cello Concerto with
the Eastman Philharmonia as the winner of the school's concerto competition. He
also received a Performer's Certificate from Eastman upon completion of
his Master's degree. As a chamber musician, Henry was a founding member of two
piano trios, BDE Trio and Trio Sonder, which were both
active in the New York area.
Henry is at his most ebullient when teaching, and students of his have gone on
to study at SUNY Purchase, Ithaca College, and University of Missouri
Saint Louis. In 2020, he began a temporary appointment teaching cello at
SUNY Fredonia. He has also authored several well-received publications
including “The Case For Active Practicing” on
StringVisions, which was cited by The Bulletproof Musician,
and the series ‘Space Music’ on
the music blog Two Cents Sharp, which aims to explore the
multifarious intersections between music and outer space, an expression of
his lifelong passion for science and astronomy.
home, Henry can be found reading the news or playing with his dog, Donut. He
plays a 1962 Alberto Guerra cello.