Timothy Myers, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
With a diverse and adventurous repertoire of symphonic and ensemble works as well as more than 60 operas, TIMOTHY MYERS is a proving himself as young maestro with his finger on the pulse of today’s musical world. His ability to give commanding performances of the core repertoire is enhanced by his passion for fusing genres and styles, and his personal warmth and approachability give him an ease in connecting to audiences internationally. His recent debut with the Chautauqua Symphony in a program of Wagner, Korngold and Tchaikovsky was lauded for “an effulgent lyricism within a tightly controlled, precisely conceived performance” (Chautauquan Daily). His work has also been described as a treasure (Boston Globe), wonderfully precise, energetic (Denver Post), keenly responsive to nuance of rhythm or phrasing (Independent South Africa), and undeniably fine (Palm Beach Daily News).
As the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of North Carolina Opera, Timothy is one of the youngest artistic leaders in American opera. His artistic vision has broadened the company’s repertoire to include a variety ranging from Handel to Glass, as well as the creation of innovative and stimulating productions of the classic repertoire that have garnered national and international acclaim.
In addition to NC Opera, Myers’ recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Atlanta, Portland, Chautauqua and Tulsa symphony orchestras, Houston Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and New Music Raleigh. Also upcoming Myers makes two recordings, comprised of the music of living composers Louis Andriessen, John Supko, and D.J. Sparr.
Other recent engagements have included the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, the North Carolina and Milwaukee symphony orchestras, the Wolf Trap and Central City festivals, and numerous other projects spanning four continents. In 2009 Myers was appointed by his mentor Lorin Maazel as the first ever Associate Conductor of the Castleton Festival, where during his two year tenure he was entrusted with multiple symphonic and opera performances. In 2012 Myers completed a three-year term as Principal Guest Conductor of Opera Africa in Johannesburg, where over his tenure he conducted nearly 30 performances of varied repertoire and assisted the company in artistic development.
Myers has been engaged for assistant/associate/cover conductor positions with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, London BBC Symphony, as well as principal guest conductor and artistic advisor of the Palm Beach Symphony. For two seasons Myers was the assistant conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, covering the orchestra’s subscription season at Avery Fisher Hall, and conducting them at the Bard Festival and for special performances in New York City. He has also conducted the Jerusalem Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, the opera companies of Palm Beach, Anchorage and Asheville, and Music Academy of the West.
Visit Timothy’s website at www.timothymyers.com
In the News: Musical maverick: N.C. Opera’s Timothy Myers marches to his own beat