Slipped Disc readers have been asking about an advertisement for auditions in the AFM’s International Musician for principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.
The post has been held since January 1980 by the outstanding Phil Myers, one of the orchestra’s defining personalities.
Rumours of a disciplinary issue leading to Myers’ departure were denied to us by the NY Phil press office a month ago. Myers himself has not responded to emails or phone messages. He is still listed on the NY Phil website as principal horn.
But his job is apparently being advertised.