Anne Akiko Meyers B
Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists, the renowned soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist is known as one of the most diverse artists. Meyers has been described as a ‘trailblazing violinist’, one who is constantly ‘charting her own course’ and the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, ‘through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument.’
In recent seasons, she has collaborated with top jazz artists such as Chris Botti, pop singing sensation, Il Divo and jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis, who composed cadenzas for her in Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto.
In September, eOne Records released 'Seasons...dreams', which features music with harp and piano and includes several world premieres. This recording and ‘Smile’, which was released in 2009, both topped the Billboard charts. In October, Sony re-releases Anne’s RCA Red Seal discography on iTunes which includes performances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and several recital programs. Meyers will perform across North America, Europe, Korea, and Japan, including the Saint Louis Symphony, Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Osaka Philharmonic.
Meyers’ extensive discography can be found on the Avie, Camerata, eOne/Koch, Hyperion, Naxos, RCA Victor Red Seal, RPO, Sony and Warner Classics labels. View her discography on Amazon and iTunes.
Actively performing and commissioning new works regularly, she has premiered works by composers such as David Baker, Mason Bates, Jakub Ciupinski, John Corigliano, Roddy Ellias, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Jennifer Higdon, Wynton Marsalis, Olivier Messiaen, Akira Miyoshi, Arvo Part, Manuel Ponce, Gene Pritsker, Somei Satoh, and Joseph Schwantner.
Meyers has been a regular guest at the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Suntory Hall and the Sydney Opera House. She has been the featured soloist with the Boston Symphony, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo's NHK Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vienna Symphony and the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Anne performs on the 'Ex-Napoleon/Molitor' Stradivarius violin from 1697 which she recently acquired.