Spencer Myer | Jacobs School Recital
Debut Faculty Recital - IU Jacobs School of Music
Friday, September 22, 2023
8:00 pm (ET)
Auer Recital Hall
About the Artist
Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage. Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has been soloist with a host of ensembles, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Cape Town Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with such conductors as Michael Christie, Leslie B. Dunner, Arthur Fagen, Thomas Wilkins, and Victor Yampolsky. Myer has played recitals in such prominent venues as New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and London’s Wigmore Hall. An in-demand chamber musician, he has collaborated such notable artists as cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetist David Shifrin, soprano Nicole Cabell, the Miami, Jupiter, and Pacifica string quartets, and the Dorian Wind Quintet. Myer’s career was launched with three important prizes: first prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and the gold medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland, and 2005 Busoni International Piano Competitions. He enjoys an esteemed reputation as a vocal collaborator since winning the 2000 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. An enthusiastic educator, Spencer Myer has served as a guest faculty at the Oberlin and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatories of Music, and was a member of the piano faculty of Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College from 2016 to 2022. He is currently associate professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has recorded several CDs on the harmonia mundi usa and Steinway & Sons labels. Myer is a Steinway Artist.