A native of Brooklyn, New York, Richard Myron earned his B.Mus at the Juilliard School as a student of Homer Mensch. Awarded the Frederick Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship, he earned one year later his M.Mus. His many interests have led him to work with such diverse artists as Leonard Bernstein, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Giora Feidman, Jaap Schröder, Dizzy Gillespie and Jordi Savall. His studies of early music with Albert Fuller led to his activities as an internationally recognized leader in historic performance practice playing the contrabass and violone.
Currently residing in Paris, Mr. Myron is professor of contrabass and chamber music in the early music department of the CRR de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Music de Paris, where he also teaches sight-reading to the modern bassists. Each year, he leads programs of orchestral or chamber music at the CNSM, and is called upon to give master classes in conservatories throughout France, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.
A founding member of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Consort, the Atlantis Ensemble, Il Seminario Musicale, les Basses Réunies and a member of the Ensemble Mosaïques, he has also performed in North America with Concert Royal, the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Orchestra and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and in Europe with Al Ayre Espanol, Les Arts Florissants, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Petite Bande, the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin and Private Musicke.
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