About

Seattle-based pianist Jesse Myers is an adventurous explorer of new music that expands the possibilities of the piano. With a strong interest in performance that pushes piano music into new realms, Myers frequently performs music for prepared piano, new music for piano and electronics, as well as traditional classical literature.  He is a performer, educator, and composer with a goal of giving the audience a fresh perspective of the piano and an imaginative understanding of the music. His solo concerts have been featured on City Arts MagazineKingFM’s Second InversionSeattle Weekly, The Live Music Project, Seattle Weekly’s “35 Things You Must Do This Fall,”  and were a part of The Stranger’s Best Concerts of 2017 for three seasons.  His recent work with the prepared piano and electroacoustic music has led to tours across the country including artist residencies and guest performances at Cornish College of the Arts, Capital University Conservatory of Music, Bowling Green State University, Lewis University, and Carlsbad Music Festival.

Mr. Myers has chosen the vocation of being a lifetime student of the piano and tireless teacher of its techniques and repertoire. He is on the faculty at Holy Names Academy and runs a thriving studio from his home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood comprised primarily of adult classical pianists making a return to the piano. Aside from teaching at the studio and the academy, he has been accepting invitations for adjudicating competitions and leading masterclasses.

Jesse Myers has a Master of Music degree from the University of Washington in piano performance.  He also attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in piano performance. His important teachers have been Robin McCabe (piano, UW 2004-2006), Virginia Marks (piano,BGSU 1999-2003), Valrie Kantorski and Frances Burnett (Piano, Bowling Green Creative Arts, 1995-1999), and Marylin Shrude (composition, Bowling Green Creative Arts and Interlochen).

Live from the Piano Studio, Beethoven's Waldstein (Finale)  

Featured Press

Jesse Myers Town Hall

City Arts Magazine – Dissolving Genre

I was featured in City Arts Magazine for my solo show of living American composers. It was a very special concert with 6-channel surround sound.  http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/dissolving-genre  

Interview on “Living in America”

I sat down with Second Inversion to discuss urban sounds, American music, and electronics in my show “Living in America”. “When it comes to the piano, Jesse Myers likes to …

Second Inversion Interview on the Prepared Piano

  KingFM’s modern classical music service, Second Inversion, just published a really nice interview with me about my upcoming Cage recitals. The avant-garde and always-iconoclastic composer John Cage threw a …