John Myerscough

John Myerscough, cello (London, England), is the cellist of the Doric String Quartet. Regular visitors to Wigmore Hall since 2010, the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records and has released recordings of works by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Walton, Korngold, Janacek, John Adams and Brett Dean. Recent concert highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverien and in Zurich, Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, as well as at venues and festivals across Europe. In 2015, the Quartet was appointed as ‘Teaching Quartet in Association’ at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and starting in 2018 will be the Artistic Directors of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival in Scotland. In 2006, John 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 the Holywell Music Rooms in Oxford, as well as at the Brighton, Cambridge, Edinburgh Fringe and Kings Lynn Festivals and abroad in Australia, France, New Zealand and Singapore. He is also the founder and co-artistic director of the cello octet ‘Cellophony’. John was born in London and studied at the University of Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.