John Myerscough

John Myerscough, cello (London, England), leads a busy international career as the cellist of the Doric String Quartet. Regular visitors to London’s 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 in major concert halls around the world including Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Louvre Paris, Carnegie Hall New York and Kioi Hall Tokyo. It tours annually to the USA and this season undertakes concerts in Australia and Japan. The Quartet also has a busy festival schedule and has performed at the Aldeburgh, Delft, Edinburgh, Lofoten, 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. 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. Since 2018 he has been a faculty member at the Yellow Barn festival in Vermont, USA. 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. He is Professor of cello and chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music, London and gives string quartet masterclasses as part of Chamber Studio at King’s Place in London.

John performs on a 1587 Brothers Amati cello. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2018, 2019)