A versatile cellist and teacher, Dr. Henry Myers has delighted audiences with his dazzling blend of technique and shrewd musicianship. As chamber musician and recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States, with recent engagements including concerts at the Eastman School in Rochester, New York, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri. Henry is also an accomplished soloist, having given a notable performance of William Walton's Cello Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia in 2018.
An equally passionate teacher, Henry served as interim cello faculty at SUNY Fredonia for the 2020 Spring semester, and taught non-major cello lessons at the University of Rochester as part of his graduate studies. Former students of his have gone on to pursue cello at SUNY Purchase, Ithaca College, and University of Missouri at Saint Louis. Currently, Henry teaches a private studio online through Virtu.Academy, where he works with students of all ages and backgrounds from across the country. He has also written about pedagogy, penning an acclaimed essay in 2011 entitled “The Case For Active Practicing”, which was published on String Visions and cited by The Bulletproof Musician.
Henry grew up studying cello in St. Louis, Missouri with Ken Kulosa. After graduating from Northwestern University as a student of Hans Jensen, he continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music with Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot, to whom he served as a graduate Teaching Assistant for five years, and as an Assistant to Guy Johnston for one year. Henry received a Master's degree and Performer's Certificate from Eastman in 2018, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2022.
Henry currently lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife, violinist Dr. Sooah Jung and their Shiba Inu, Donut. Henry plays a 1962 Alberto Guerra cello.