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Assistant Principal Cello
Peter Myers (b. 1985) joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in 2017. Praised for the warmth of his sound and range of color, Peter is internationally known as a chamber musician. He is a founding member of the Saguaro Piano Trio, which won first prize in the 2009 International Chamber Music Hamburg, as well as SAKURA, a unique and innovative cello quintet.
Peter has appeared at the Marlboro, La Jolla and Mozaic Music Festivals and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. Additionally, he has toured abroad with chamber ensembles in Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Laos and Pakistan. He has also performed as guest Principal Cellist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. His mentors include Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory and Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California. He performs on a cello made by Claude-Augustin Miremont in 1876.
The COVID-19 lockdown has afforded Peter extended time to focus on composing and arranging. Among several other Summer 2020 projects, he filmed an elaborate video of his arrangement of the cheerful and breezy Nintendo Wii Shop Music.
Apart from music, Peter enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and watching science videos on YouTube. He besottedly follows the Instagram accounts of a number of pet parrots, and as his landlord doesn’t allow pets, he often finds himself talking to his robotic vacuum cleaner, who is an extremely good boy.