MAX DYER is a cellist with over 40 years of professional experience in the United States and abroad, and holds a Master’s degree in performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. In addition to a three year tenure with the Houston Symphony, Max has performed for over thirty years with the Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera, and played in many Broadway shows, most notably four Houston productions of The Lion King. Stylistically versatile, he performed at Renaissance festivals with his world music group “Cantiga,” is a member of the Frontier Jazz Orchestra, and performs with contemplative pianist Dana Cunningham as well as hammer dulcimer virtuoso Joshua Messick. Max can be heard on hundreds of recordings of all genres: rock, folk, jazz, gospel, contemplative, and Indian classical music, including his own 2016 solo album “Inspired.”
His wife, Cornelia Watkins cellist and author, teaches at Rice University and has recently published her second book: “From the Stage to the Studio”, Oxford Univ. Press.
Max and Corky have three sons, Danny, Jeremy, and Michael.