Sharon Pineo Myer


Violist Sharon Pineo Myer joined the BSO in March 1978

What will the Baltimore Symphony leave behind in its next 100 years?
The next century will hopefully provide a rich legacy of superb music making of old and new music.

Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by nature, the ocean, the woods, the sky.

If you had to do something other than be a Baltimore Symphony Musician, what would you do for a living?
I would love to be a potter.

Where is your favorite get-away spot or favorite get-away companion?
My husband Steve Yusko and I love to go to his cabin in Washington, New Hampshire on a small lake. We love to swim, hike, kayak and enjoy the beauty of the place.

What would people be surprised to find out that you like to do?
I have been having a wonderful time drawing house plans for a possible renovation of the cabin in New Hampshire.

What piece of music do you feel like was written for you? 
I identify strongly with the solo Bach Suites.

Who influenced you to be a professional musician?
My parents loved classical music and always took me to concerts from the time I was little. My father played records all the time.

What do you like to do with your ”me time”?
I love being with my grandchildren. I also enjoy reading and gardening in addition to all the outdoor summer activities.

How do you give back to our community?
I teach viola and play in several groups other than the BSO, notably Choral Arts, Pro Musica Rara. I also play in my church’s Consort.