The Washington Post refers to Kenneth Meyer as, “A thinking man’s guitarist – he focuses on the inner structure of a piece…and plays with impressive gravity and power.” The Buffalo News has called him, “Impeccably articulate with superb technique.”
Since winning the national first prize at the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, Meyer continues to appear in recital, as a chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra in venues throughout North America, South America and Europe. His commitment to cultivate, perform and record the music of his generation’s leading composers has garnered awards from the Barlow Endowment, Argosy Foundation and the Hanson Institute for American Music.
Recent appearances include performances in Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall and Yankee Stadium; solo recitals in Romania and Hungary and concerto appearances with the Long Island Philharmonic, Symphoria and Ensemble X. Draw The Strings Tight, a recording featuring compositions commissioned by and written for Mr. Meyer will be released on INNOVA records later this year.
Currently, Meyer directs a thriving guitar studies program at Onondaga Community College and also serves on the faculty of Syracuse Univeristy’s Setnor School of Music. He continues to be a featured lecturer, performer, adjudicator and teacher at festivals, colleges and universities throughout this country and abroad. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music.