John Myerscough

John Myerscough, cello (London, England) leads a busy international career as the cellist of the Doric String Quartet. Regular visitors to Wigmore Hall, since 2010 the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records, with recent releases including the complete Britten quartets, works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Brett Dean, as well as its continuing series of Haydn string quartets. The Quartet performs at major concert halls throughout Europe including Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Berlin and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. It tours annually to the USA and this year undertakes concerts in Australia and Japan. The Quartet also has a busy festival schedule and has performed at the Aldeburgh, Delft, Edinburgh, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Risør, Schwarzenberg Schubertiade and West Cork festivals.

Alongside his work with the Doric, John performs widely as a solo cellist and chamber musician. In 2006 he won the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition and has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, and abroad in Australia, France, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. Since 2018 he has been a faculty member at the Yellow Barn festival in Vermont, USA. In chamber music settings he has collaborated with Nicolas Altstaedt, Alasdair Beatson, Jonathan Biss, Pavel Kolesnikov, Vilde Frang, Elizabeth Leonskaja, Anthony Marwood and Lawrence Power, amongst others. He is also active as a baroque cellist and has appeared with groups including La Nuova Musica and La Serenissima. Away from the concert stage John is a dedicated teacher and mentor. The Quartet is ‘Teaching Quartet in Association’ at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where John is also a professor of cello.

John performs on a 1587 Brothers Amati cello.