Philip Myers

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Philip Myers (born 1949, Elkhart, Indiana) is a noted American horn player. Myers plays a F/B-flat/f alto Engelbert Schmid Triple Horn. He currently owns five horns, down from a high at one time of 17. He formerly used a Silver Conn 8D Double Horn.

He has served as principal horn with the New York Philharmonic since 1980 and has frequently appeared as soloist with the orchestra.

Philip Myers studied with renowned horn pedagogue Forrest Standley at Carnegie Mellon University, earning his undergraduate degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. Before arriving at the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Myers was principal horn of the Atlantic Symphony, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1971–1974, third horn with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1974–1977, and principal horn of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1978 - 1980. He is currently a faculty member at Mannes College The New School for Music, New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in New York City, and University of Music Lausanne (HEMU), in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Mr. Myers released his first solo CD under Cala Records in 1998. He plays music by Leonard Bernstein and David Amram, among others.[1].

He can also be heard on the CD Take 9, featuring the horns of the New York Philharmonic and the American Horn Quartet.[2], as well as a New York Philharmonic digital release, featuring a 2011 recording of Mr. Myers performing the Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1.

In August 2014, Mr. Myers was elected an Honorary Member of the International Horn Society at the 46th International Horn Symposium in London.

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