Known for her passionate performances, purity of sound, poetic interpretations, innovative programming and commitment to commissioning new works,
Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most celebrated violinists embraced around the world today. She is a best-selling recording artist who has released 32 albums and was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist on the Billboard charts in 2014.
2015 fall highlights include a nationwide PBS broadcast special and Naxos DVD release of the world premiere of Samuel Jones Violin Concerto with the All-Star Orchestra led by Gerard Schwarz. Two new recordings will be released this season-Naïve Classiques celebrates Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday with works for violin and orchestra, led by Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Orchestra and “Serenade: The Love Album” a recording with Keith Lockhart and the London Symphony Orchestra, of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade and ten newly commissioned arrangements from the American Songbook and Golden Age of film.
Recently, Anne Akiko Meyers was featured on CBS SundayMorning, CBS’ “The Good Wife”, NPR’s Morning Edition with Linda Wertheimer and All Things Considered with Robert Siegel among many other press appearances.
Anne Akiko Meyers was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Southern California. Her teachers include Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and Felix Galimir, Masao Kawasaki and Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. Meyers performs on the ‘Ex-Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesu, dated 1741, considered to be the finest sounding violin in existence.
photo Lisa-Marie Mazzucco