Beth MeyersPrinceton, NJ
Violist, Beth Meyers is a founding member of ‘janus’ (flute/viola/harp trio) whose debut album ‘i am not’ was called “gorgeously subtle” (NPR’s Studio 360). Through her more than 12 years of collaboration, janus has commissioned over one hundred new works for the trio repertoire. She is also a founding member of the quirky folk-prog band, ‘QQQ’ (viola, hardanger fiddle, acoustic guitar and drums) whose debut album ‘Unpacking the Trailer’ (also New Amsterdam Records) was hailed “a bold statement of purpose disguised as an unpretentious lark” (Time Out New York). Beth has performed with ensembles and artists including ACME Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Antony and the Johnsons, Chromeo, Clare and The Reasons, Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble ACJW, Kishibashi, Matmos, Meredith Monk, Pierre Boulez, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, Frank Ocean, John Legend, Rochester Philharmonic, the Roots, Signal, Regina Spektor, So Percussion, Steve Reich and Musicians, Sufjan Stevens, Theo Bleckman, the Ying Quartet and the Wordless Music Orchestra. Beth is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BA English ’00) and Eastman School of Music (BM ’00, MM ’02) where she studied with George Taylor. Her principal teachers also include John Graham (Aspen Music Festival), Christophe Dejardins (Ensemble Entercontemporain), Garth Knox (former, Arditti String Quartet), and Melissa Micciche (Rochester Philharmonic). Currently, Beth spends a good deal of her playing in NYC where she is the violist for “Wicked” and can be heard in various contemporary music ensembles. Her daily creative energy is focused on playing banjo, ukelele and singing in her new duo project, ‘Damsel’ with guitarist/singer, Monica Mugan.