Anne Akiko Meyers

Biography

Born: 1970; San Diego, CA  
Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists. Meyers 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.’

Meyers has been a regular guest at the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Hollywood
Read more 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.

In February 2012, Meyers' eagerly anticipated Bach 'Air' album was released on eOne. It features the violin concerti as well as the double concerto where Meyers played both parts on the 1697 ex-'Napoleon/Molitor' and the 1730 'Royal Spanish' Stradivari violins with the English Chamber Orchestra.

In September 2011, eOne Records released 'Seasons...dreams', featuring music with harp and piano and includes several world premieres. This recording and ‘Smile’, which was released in 2009, both topped the Billboard charts. Last year Anne was featured on MSNBC's 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' on a segment that was so popular it was named the #3 story of 2010. In October, Sony releases Anne’s performances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and several recital programs exclusively on iTunes.

Recently, Meyers performed across North America, Europe, Korea, and Japan, including the Saint Louis Symphony, Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Osaka Philharmonic. Additionally, Anne played a special benefit recital for Play For Japan in San Francisco. This concert was broadcast around the world on the Internet. Meyers also performed with Ryuichi Sakamoto at New York's Japan Society, raising funds for the Japan Earthquake Fund during a marathon 12-hour concert. 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 and performed the National Anthem to 42,000 fans at Safeco Field before the Mariners-Red Sox game in Seattle.

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' television credits include an A&E Network telecast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony, a PBS broadcast with the Boston Pops Orchestra and John Williams and her appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and the "Emmy Award Show" attracted national attention. She was also featured in a performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Holland that attracted an audience of 10,000 and was globally broadcast live on the Internet. Meyers also performed in front of 750,000 people in Sydney, Australia's Harbour, celebrating their 200th Bicentennial and has performed for dignitaries including the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Meyers has been featured in numerous print and television commercials including Anne Klein’s “Women of Substance” fashion campaign that appeared in magazines around the world and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Starting her studies at age 4, she first performed with a local orchestra at the age of 7, then burst into prominence at age 11, when she twice performed on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The following year she made her New York Philharmonic debut with Zubin Mehta conducting, and was soon performing throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. By the time her debut disc of the Barber and Bruch violin concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was released at age 18, she was recognized as one of the stars of her generation.

Meyers was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Southern California. She studied with 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. At age 23, she was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the only artist to be the sole recipient of this annual prize.

Anne performs on the 'Ex-Napoleon/Molitor' Stradivarius violin from 1697 and the 'Royal Spanish' Stradivarius violin dated 1730.
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The American Masters - Barber, Corigliano, Bates / Anne Akiko Meyers
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: eOne  
Catalog: 7791   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Anne Akiko Meyers
Release Date: 02/04/2014   Label: eOne  
Catalog: 7790   Number of Discs: 1
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    The American Masters - Barber, Corigliano, Bates / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7791 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mason Bates,  Samuel Barber,  John Corigliano
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7790 Release Date: 02/04/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Arvo Pärt
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  David Lockington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Air: The Bach Album / Meyers, Mercurio, English Chamber Orchestra
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7785 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles Gounod
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Seasons...dreams / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7780 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Richard Wagner,  Gene Pritsker,  Vernon Duke  ... 
    Performer:  Emmanuel Ceysson,  Reiko Uchida,  Anne Akiko Meyers
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    Prokofiev: Violin Concertos, Etc / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 68353 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Salut D'amour / Anne Akiko Meyers, Sandra Rivers
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 62546 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Flausino R. do Vale,  Manuel de Falla,  Kosaku Yamada,  Rentauro Taki  ... 
    Performer:  Sandra Rivers,  Anne Akiko Meyers
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    The American Album / Anne Akiko Meyers, André-michel Schub
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 68114 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Walter Piston,  Aaron Copland,  Charles Ives,  David Nathaniel Baker
    Performer:  Andre-Michel Schub,  Anne Akiko Meyers
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    Smile - Chaplin, Schubert, Piazzolla, Messiaen, Pärt / Anne Akiko Meyers, Akira Eguchi
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7762 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Chaplin,  Harold Arlen,  Rentauro Taki,  Michio Miyagi  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Akira Eguchi
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    Classical Ecstasy - Classics For A New Age
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 23041 Release Date: 02/21/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Johann Pachelbel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Leontyne Price,  Paul Nicholson,  Richard Stoltzman,  Robert Merrill  ... 
    Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,  Robert Salter,  Alexander Schneider,  Renato Cellini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  Guildhall String Ensemble,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole;  Bruch / Anne Akiko Meyers, Et Al
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60942 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edouard Lalo,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Higdon: Piano Trio, Voices, Impressions / Meyers, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559298 Release Date: 12/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jennifer Higdon
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Adam Neiman,  Alisa Weilerstein,  Melissa Kleinbart  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
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    Schwantner: Angelfire, Etc / Litton, Meyers, Hustis, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67493 Release Date: 09/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Schwantner
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Gregory Hustis,  James Diaz
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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    Satoh: Kisetsu / Honna, Tokyo Metropolitan So
    Label: Camerata Records   Catalog: 28032 Release Date: 06/29/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Somei Satoh
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Katsunori Kono
    Conductor:  Tetsuji Honna
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
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    Satoh, Debussy, Messiaen, Etc / Anne Akiko Meyers, Li Jian
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 24 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Toru Takemitsu,  Olivier Messiaen,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Li Jian,  Anne Akiko Meyers
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    Romantic Violin - Perlman, Zukerman, Friedman, Meyers, Et Al
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63752 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edouard Lalo,  Max Bruch,  Jules Massenet,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Erick Friedman
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos,  Andrew Litton,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Violin For Relaxation - Bach, Falla, Mozart, Messiaen, Et Al
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63676 Release Date: 05/16/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Maria Theresia Paradis,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Sergei Bezrodny,  Vladimir Spivakov,  Sandra Rivers  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton,  Vladimir Spivakov,  Claus Peter Flor,  Leonard Slatkin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Ultrasound - Music For The Unborn Child
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63457 Release Date: 04/13/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Brailowsky,  James Galway,  Marisa Robles,  Gerhard Oppitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov,  Arthur Fiedler,  James Galway,  Charles Gerhardt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,  Boston Pops,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 18.
    Anne Akiko Meyers - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Etc.
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61700 Release Date: 08/30/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Antonín Dvorák,  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Franck, Strauss: Violin Sonatas / Anne Akiko Meyers
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61283 Release Date: 08/30/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  César Franck
    Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers,  Rohan De Silva
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