Martin Meyer joined the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as cellist in 2017. He performs regularly as Assistant Principal Cellist with the Carmel Symphony and as substitute cellist with the Terre Haute Symphony and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. In addition to performing with these orchestras, Marty teaches twenty students in Indianapolis through the Butler Community Arts School and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Meyer’s background in music began at the age of six, learning piano from his father in Valparaiso, Indiana. At the age of 10, he took up the cello and pursued competitions and youth orchestras. He sat as section cellist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) in 2010 and Co-Principal Cellist of CYSO’s Encore Orchestra in 2011. During his sophomore year at Butler University, Marty took First Prize in the Butler University Concerto Competition performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Butler Symphony. In the summer of 2014, he attended the Manchester Music Festival and gained valuable chamber music experience. As a junior at Butler, he took First Prize in the Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship Competition and the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale. Aside from cello-playing, he likes to run, compose music, and spend time with family.