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Anne Akiko Meyers
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Anne Akiko Meyers

Violinist

Anne Akiko Meyers has dazzled audiences and critics around the world with her compelling artistry and command of a broad repertoire. She has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Montreal Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony, among many other North American orchestras. Abroad concerto engagements have taken her to the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Polish National Radio Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem symphony, the Royal Philharmonic. The Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo's NHK Symphony and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. The list of conductors with whom she has collaborated includes Semyon Bychkow, Sergiu Comissiona, Ivan Fischer, Andrew Litton, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Krzyszt of Penderecki, Gennadii Tozhdestvensky, Leonard Slatkin and David Zinman. She has also recorded for the RCA Victor Red Seal and RPO labels.

Ms. Meyers performed in concert at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, as part of its Leonard Bernstein celebration, and has appeared in London with the English Chamber Orchestra. Her 1998-99 season included performances with the Sergiu Comissiona and the Baltimore Symphony and with Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony. In Europe, Ms. Meyers appears in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, and Monte Carlo. A feature of her upcoming season includes a tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic to Singapore and Honk Kong. A lover of new music, Ms. Meyers will be premiering two violin concertos, by Joseph Schwantner and Somei Satoh, in the coming seasons.

In previous seasons, she has appeared with the Bournemouth Symphony, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the chamber orchestra I Fiamminghi, the Komische Oper Orchestra in Berlin and the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague. Recent North American engagements have taken her to the Dallas Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with Hugh Wolff conducting.

Ms. Meyers' discography includes the Barber Violin Concetto and the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sonatas of Saint-Saëns and Fauré for RPO Records. Her RCA Victor Red Seal catalogue includes Lalo's "Symphony Espagnole" and Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy" with Jesus-Lopez Cobos and the Royal Philharmonic; the Franck and Strauss Sonatas; and the Mendelssohn concerto and other works with Andrew Litton and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Also available are two highly acclaimed recital discs: and album encore pieces entitled "Salut d'Amour" with Pianist Sandra Rivers and an all-American album featuring works by Copland, Ives, Piston and David Baker with Pianist André-Michel Schub. Her latest disc, released in September 1997, featured the two Prolofiev Violin concertos with Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Dmitri Kitaenko.

Ms. Meyers has been a frequent guest at the Aspen, Holywood Bowl, Miyazaki, Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals. Her television credits include a recent Arts and Entertainment Network broadcast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony and Krzysztof Penderecki, a PBS broadcast concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra and John Williams, and appearances on "The Tonight Show", among many other programs. She has also been featured in numerous television commercials and in the Anne Klein "Women of Substance" 1998 fall fashion campaign photographed by Annie Liebovitz.

In 1993, at the age 23, she was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the only artist ever to be the sole recipient of this annual award. She has studied with Alice Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Josef Gingold at the Indiana University, and Masao Kawasaki and Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. She performs on a Pietro Guarneri of Mantua violin dated 1708.

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