Peter Myers joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in 2017. Praised for the warmth of his sound and range of color, Mr. Myers (b. 1985) 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. Both are currently Young-Ensembles-in-Residence with the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles.
Mr. Myers 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 Ron 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.