Kenneth Meyer

  • Instrument: Guitar

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 accomplishments include performances in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, solo recitals in Romania and Hungary, a concerto appearance with the Long Island Philharmonic and a recording to be released later this year featuring compositions commissioned by and written for Mr. Meyer.  Next season Meyer will be the featured soloist with Cornell University’s Ensemble X under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky in a new concerto for guitar and chamber ensemble composed by Andrew Waggoner.

Currently, Meyer directs a thriving guitar studies program at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music and 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 and records for Albany Records.

Dr. Kenneth Meyer currently resides in Geneva, NY with his wife and two young sons.