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Philip Myers
French Horn

Philip Myers joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal French Horn in January 1980. A frequent soloist with the Philharmonic, he made his solo debut during his first month with the Orchestra in the premiere of William Schuman’s Three Colloquies for French Horn and Orchestra. He has appeared as a Philharmonic soloist on numerous occasions, most recently in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4, conducted by Roberto Minczuk, in November 2003. He has also performed in Schumann’s Conzertstück for Four Horns, under Kurt Masur in May 2001, and Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings led by André Previn in October 2001.

Mr. Myers began his orchestral career in 1971 with a three-year term as principal horn of the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was third horn with the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1974 until 1977. As principal horn of the Minnesota Orchestra for a season and a half, he made a solo debut with that ensemble in 1979, performing Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, Neville Marriner conducting. A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Mr. Myers holds two degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  Mr. Myers plays Engelbert Schmid French horns. 

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