“Young for one in his profession but climbing the ranks quickly is American conductor Timothy Myers, who brings vigour to his leadership of the JPO. Bizet’s exotic rhythms and musical colours, considered scandalously outlandish at the opera’s debut, flourish under his baton.” - Mail & Guardian
“In many ways the night belonged to the orchestra and chorus. Conductor Timothy Myers was in masterful control of every phrase, bringing out the subtleties of Verdi’s score as well as the stirring drama.” - Raleigh News & Observer
“I’m from a town in Kansas of less than 20,000. I didn’t hear a professional orchestra until I was 14, and I didn’t attend an opera until I was 21.”
“I started off as a pianist, but I realized that I didn’t like spending six hours a day by myself in a room with an inanimate object and that I really liked making music with other people.”
With a rapidly expanding repertoire encompassing a wide variety of symphonic works and more than 60 operas, Tim has proven himself as an important young American conductor.
Myers was recently appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the new North Carolina Opera, making him one of the youngest artistic leaders in American opera.