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Benjamin C. Myers, cellist

I consider myself lucky.


From a very young age I knew I wanted to perform and teach, and that's exactly what I am doing. I've concertized as a soloist and chamber musician in America, Europe, and Asia, and also have years of experience as an orchestral musician. I am honored to be able to share my performances with audiences and  knowledge with my students!


Emotional power, sparkling technique, and a burnished tone are the qualities that have made cellist Benjamin Myers an audience favorite. The New Yorker magazine said of a concert with the Hartt Symphony in Alice Tully Hall, “The best soloist was the first cello, Benjamin Myers, who added a romantic line to the duet.” Music Monthly said of another performance that he was “riveting and delightful to behold.”

At the age of nineteen, Benjamin Myers took top prize in the 1987 Emerson String Quartet Competition which resulted in a guest appearance as the cellist of that quartet. Since then, Myers has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in major halls in America and Europe. He has given three solo and chamber performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) under the auspices of the LaGesse Foundation.

As a founding member of the nationally acclaimed Gemini Piano Trio, he has taken top prizes in the 1997 Chamber Music Yellow Springs National Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competitions, the 1997 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition and its subsequent Year 2000 Winners Competition. The Gemini Piano Trio’s first CD was praised by The American Record Guide which noted, “There is an admirable balance between confidence, polished technique, and impulsive, romantic ardor in this performance.” Along with their first disc, music from their second disc can be heard on radio stations nationwide.

Dr. Myers has the distinction of being the first person ever to earn a doctoral degree in cello performance from the highly selective program at the New England Conservatory where he also earned his master's degree. He earned a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from the Hartt School of Music. He has studied with David Finckel of the Emerson Quartet, and soloists David Wells and Colin Carr. He has also played in masterclasses for cellists such as Steven Doane and Yo-Yo Ma. Myers has also appeared as principal cello of many orchestras, including the Aspen Concert Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Myers is a full Professor and the Lead Coordinator of Music at Howard Community College where he has taught for over twenty years, and also has been a member of the music faculty at Goucher College. Myers is a highly sought-after teacher, and his students have attended major conservatories and music departments such as Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, and University of Maryland Music School, among others. His students have become major touring artists, educators, as well as advocates for the arts.


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