Roger Myers enjoys an impressive record of performing and teaching both here and abroad and has traveled widely presenting critically acclaimed concerts and master classes in countries on four continents including Austria, Norway, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico as well as the U.S.A. Read More
McLean’s orchestration of Robert Schumann’s Marchenbilder, Op. 113, is a masterpiece. The Australian violist Roger Myers is an excellent player, and the London Symphony sounds spectacular.
Australian-American violist Roger Myers and his supporting team from the LSO under Michael Francis put in a worthy performance… Fantasy and Farewell is a highly worthwhile production.
This disc is not only a showcase for the talent and skill of violist Roger Myers, but also for the instrument itself. Myers himself is an expressive soloist, playing a Guadagnini viola made in 1763, which is warmly resiny in the lower and middle registers and strong in its upper register. I actually prefer his rendition of the Shostakovich to Mendelssohn’s: Myers takes the first two movements slightly faster—highly effective in the biting scherzo—but adds a whole minute to the final movement, where he is the more searching and affecting of the two. Plus, the sound of the new recording is far superior.