H. David Meyers, a world-renowned oboist, was a promising young prodigy in New York City who studied both oboe and English horn with Louis Del Vecchio, a highly respected teacher and music educator in the New York City school system.
He then studied with Englebert Brenner, the New York Philharmonic's internationally respected solo English hornist and oboist. At the age of 15 he performed at Carnegie Hall, and a year after he appeared at Lincoln center, both times as principal oboist for the New York City Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has performed extensively throughout America to critical acclaim in virtually every major concert hall, under such notable conductors as Leopold Stokowski, Jorge Mester, Thomas Schippers, Francisco de Araujo, Franz Bibo, and Fabian Sevitsky.
Mr. Meyers has brought concerts to thousands of people on the East Coast through his innovative and gracious concert parties -- often to those who would not normally be exposed to the beauty of live classical music. He is truly the Sol Hurok of classical music, staging productions in every kind of venue, from river tour boats on the Hudson and Potomac Rivers and QEII on the Atlantic to Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls and the Kennedy Center. His promising baseball career was cut short by a shoulder injury.
After graduating from the University of Miami, he earned his J.D. degree at George Washington University Law School in 1971. A successful entrepreneur, he has developed several companies that have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Throughout these intense periods he has continued to perform as a concert oboist. Mr. Meyers has performed with the New York Symphony, New York City Center Opera, Miami Philharmonic, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Mount Vernon Orchestra, and Washington Symphony. He enjoys extreme adventure travel to such places as the Antarctic, Africa, and the Arctic.
Interview with David regarding the In Memory of 6 Million Concert