“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 didn’t attend an opera until I was 21.”
“I started off as a pianist, but realized that I didn’t like spending several hours a day by myself in a practice room, and that I was most passionate about making music with other people. So now I spend several hours a day studying scores, and then get to bring them to life with wonderful musicians!”
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.
In addition to a busy symphonic and opera guest conducting career, Myers is the Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of North Carolina Opera, making him one of the youngest artistic leaders in American opera.