Jeffrey Mayers - Concert Pianist

Jeffrey Mayers - Concert Pianist

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Concerto # 2 in c minor, Opus 18 Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff
For piano and orchestra 1873-1943. Arranged for two pianos by the composer 1. Moderato 2. Adagio sostenuto—più animato 3. Allegro scherzando.

Jeffrey D. Myers, piano
Dr. Emily Helvey, second piano (orchestra)

 

 

“In Schubert’s tour de force - ‘The Wanderer Fantasy’-  Myers rose to the challenge and played the work as if he composed it with attention to the various moods of the piece, detail, a singing melodic line , and muscle/stamina where necessary-“   

Jeffrey Daniel Myers is the newly discovered American Pianist distinguishing himself with communicative interpretations and passionate temperament. Myers’ recent performance of Mozart’s piano concerto in A Major, K.488, broadcast on public radio (WQLN classical radio host Bob Eaton) enjoyed the review “Myers’ performance was better than any recording in existence". Dr. Timothy Kalil, pianist, and founder of the Kent State University Ashtabula Classical Concert Series, hailed Jeffrey Myers performance as "Kent State has discovered new Major young American Concert Pianist".

By invitation ‘only’, Jeffrey made his Steinway of Phoenix solo piano recital debut in April of 2010. In October 2009, he was honored with a special invitation to perform solo piano music at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale, Arizona).

Jeffrey started his piano studies at age thirteen. In 1997 he was one of a small number of American pianists admitted to the Master of Music program at New York’s prestigious Manhattan School of Music. The response to Myers audition for the Chautauqua Institute for the Performing Arts (Chautauqua, New York) created quite the spectacle as he spent the full summer studying and performing there on full scholarship during the 1992 Festival. The following season witnessed his orchestral debut performing Franz Liszt’s piano concerto # 1 in Eb Major with the D’Angelo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Frank Collura (Erie, Pennsylvania).

With his obvious talent, clearly skyrocketing to the forefront of the international concert scene, Jeffrey Myers is enjoying a diverse career as an orchestral Concert soloist, concert recitalist, and as concert pianist for chamber music. Jeffrey gave his professional American debut with Mozart’s piano concerto no. 23 in A Major, K. 488, with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Morton Wright (Erie, Pennsylvania) in 2000. He performed piano and violin chamber music programs  at Kent State University’s KSUA Classical Concert Series (in 2003 and 2002), throughout the region and on live public radio. In 2009, Mr. Myers performed music for piano and trumpet on the Steinway of Phoenix Concert Series (Phoenix College) Visiting Artist Recital Series, and at Arizona School for the Arts.  He has given many other performances throughout the US.

Born in Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Myers makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona.
His teachers include Oxana Yablonskaya and Arkady Aronov (pedagogues of the legendary Russian tradition), Sam Rotman and Peter Tacaks.

Mr. Myers is the resident recitalist for Steinway of Phoenix and he is listed in “Who’s Who” in America Concert Pianists since 2004.

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RESUME

PERFORMANCES - FACULTY - EDUCATION

PERFORMANCE

  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Solo performance (October 2009)
  • Steinway of Phoenix Concert Series, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Concerto and solo performance (May 2009)
  • Phoenix College Visiting Artist Concert Series, Phoenix, AZ
  • Concerto and solo performance (March 2009)
  • Kent State University Ashtabula Classical Concert Series, Ashtabula, OH
  • Chamber Music performance (March 2002, March 2003)
  • Erie Chamber Orchestra Concert Series, Erie, PA
  • Concerto performance (October 2000)

*Broadcast on WQLN Radio*

  • Manhattan School of Music Concert Series, New York, NY
  • New York solo recital debut ( June 1999)
  • D’Angelo Symphony Orchestra Concert Series, Erie, PA
  • Orchestral Concerto Debut (February 1993)

*Broadcast on WQLN Radio*


FACULTY

  • Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • Full time piano faculty (2007-09)
  • Veritas Preparatory Academy, Great Hearts Schools, Phoenix, AZ
  • Full time music faculty (2006-07)
  • Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
  • Part time piano faculty (1993-94)

 EDUCATION

  • Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
  • MM, Classical Piano Performance (1999)
  • Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
  • BM, Classical Piano Performance, cum laude (1993)
  • Chautauqua Summer School for the Performing Arts, Chautauqua, NY
  • Full tuition scholarship (1992)
  • Summit Music Festival, Tarrytown, NY
  • Chamber, solo and orchestral studies (1995)

TEACHERS
Piano: Oxana Yablonskaya, Arkady Aronov, Sam Rotman, Peter Tacaks, Efrem Briskin
Chamber Music: Nathaniel Rosen, Vincent Lionti, Marina Stern
Classroom, Lecture and Performance: David Dubal, Vera Wills, Nils Vigeland, David Noon, Jeffrey Langford, Neil Rutman, Eleonora L’Vov, Louis Nagel, Burt Levy, Rebecca Penneys.

REPERTOIRE

CONCERTO/ORCHESTRAL

Piano Concerto #4 in G

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto #1 in Eb

Franz Liszt

Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto #2 in C minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto #1, Op.  35

Dmitri Shostakovich       

Pines of Rome

Ottorino Respighi


SOLO

English suite #3 in A minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude in Eb WTC I

Johann Sebastian Bach   

Prelude and fugue in C WTC II

Johann Sebastian Bach   

Sonata Op 10 #3

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata Op 26

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata Op 31 #3

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata Op 54

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Sonata Op 57

Ludwig van Beethoven

Rapsody Op 79 #1

Johannes Brahms

Op 119

Johannes Brahms

Scherzo in Bb minor Op 31

Frederic Chopin

Etude Op 10 #12

Frederic Chopin

Nocturne in C# minor Op 27 #1

Frederic Chopin

Nocturne in F# Major Op 15 #2

Frederic Chopin

Polonaise in A major Op 40 #1

Frederic Chopin

Polonaise in Ab Major Op 53

Frederic Chopin

Pagodes

Claude Debussy

Sonata in Eb (English)

Franz Joseph Haydn

Sonata in C (English)

Franz Joseph Haydn       

Fantasia

Benjamin Lees

Dante Sonata

Franz Liszt

Sonneto 104 del Petrarch

Franz Liszt         

Hungarian Rhapsodie #6

Franz Liszt  

Mephisto Waltz #1

Franz Liszt 

Paganini Etude #6

Franz Liszt         

Tanscendental Eude #10

Franz Liszt         

Concert Etude “Un Sospiro”

Franz Liszt

Concert Etude “Gnomenreigen”

Franz Liszt         

Sonata in C minor, K. 457

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantasia in C minor, K. 475

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart         

Scherzo

Sergei Prokofiev

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Maurice Ravel

Prelude in C# minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata #2 in Bb minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata in C, K. 159 (L.104)

Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in E, K. 380 (L. 23)

Domenico Scarlatti          

Sonata in C minor, Op. Posthumous

Franz Schubert

Wanderer Fantasy

Franz Schubert

Aufschwung

Robert Schumann

Widmung

Schumann/Liszt


CHAMBER

Piano quartet in Eb

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for piano and violin, Kreutzer

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for piano and violin, Spring

Ludwig van Beethoven

Scherzo for piano and violin

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for piano and violin in D minor

Johannes Brahms             

Sonata for trumpet and piano

Eric Ewazen       

Sonata for piano and violin in G major

Edvard Grieg

Sonata for piano and violin in C minor

Edvard Grieg

Trio for piano, flute and violin

Bohuslav Martinu

Sonata in D for two pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Arpeggione Sonata (cello and piano)

Franz Schubert

Piano Quintet in Eb

Robert Schumann

 

REVIEWS

“In Schubert’s tour de force - ‘The Wanderer Fantasy’-  Myers rose to the challenge and played the work as if he composed it with attention to the various moods of the piece, detail, a singing melodic line , and muscle/stamina where necessary-“  

“Certainly one of the up-and-coming talents in the country…his interpretation [of the Mozart piano concerto in A Major, k.488] was authentic and technically…very clean and proficient. His musicality was superb. He played with a lot of taste.”
- Erie Daily Times

“…technically flawless…showed a great sense of the classical style. [In] the Wanderer Fantasy… Myers rose to the challenge and played the work as if he composed it with attention to the various moods of the piece, detail, a singing melodic line, and muscle/stamina where necessary.”
- Ashtabula Star Beacon

 In Liszt’s transcription of [Schumann’s Widmung]...Myers ...played with emotion and restraint...Further, Myers’ command of the instrument was apparent in this piece and the audience obliged by granting him a standing ovation.”
- Ashtabula Star Beacon

“Jeff Myers’ performance of the Mozart piano concerto [in A Major, k.488] with the Erie Chamber Orchestra was better than any recording.”
- Bob Eaton, classical host,

WERC, WLEU, WRIE & WQLN
“[Myers] shows promise... played very well in the forceful, bravura passages of the [Liszt] concerto…”
- Erie Daily Times

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