Sharon Pineo Myer
Sharon Pineo Myer was raised in Central America until her family moved to the United States when she was fifteen. She began viola studies at the age of thirteen in Costa Rica. Her musical education continued in the United States where she attended Oberlin for two years and then transferred to Juilliard, from which she graduated in 1969. Her teachers included Walter Trampler at Juilliard, George Neikrug in Zadar, Yugoslavia and Bruno Giuranna in Siena, Italy.
A member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 1978, Ms. Myer can also be heard with Pro Musica Rara and other area chamber music groups as well as with the Choral Arts Society. In addition, she maintains an active private studio of viola students.
Her extra-musical activities include working with clay both on the potter's wheel and building large sculptures. Recently she won a prize for a sculpture which is a self-portrait as violist with three masks depicting emotions experienced while playing in the orchestra. In the summer of 2000 she was invited to exhibit a sculpture of three cycladic women in the Columbia Festival of the Arts.