Anne Akiko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers has enraptured audiences around the world for decades. Regularly performing on the leading stages, Anne has collaborated with many of today’s most important composers, resulting in significant works for the violin. She has made close to 40 recordings, many of them debuting at #1 on the Billboard charts, which are staples of classical music radio stations and streaming platforms.
A champion of living composers, Meyers has inspired and regularly collaborates with composers including Mason Bates, Jakub Ciupiński, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Jennifer Higdon, Samuel Jones, Morten Lauridsen, Arturo Márquez, Wynton Marsalis, Akira Miyoshi, Arvo Pärt, Gene Pritsker, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Somei Satoh, Adam Schoenberg, and Joseph Schwantner.
Anne’s recent and upcoming premieres include Fandango by Arturo Márquez with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; cadenzas by John Corigliano for the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Keith Lockhart at the Brevard Music Festival; and Michael Daugherty’s Blue Electra about Amelia Earhart with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony, at the Kennedy Center.
Anne is highly acclaimed as a television and recording artist who was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist of the year in 2014 and the only classical artist for NPR’s 100 best song list in 2017. John Williams personally chose Anne to perform Schindler’s List for a Great Performances PBS telecast and Arvo Pärt invited her to perform at the opening ceremony concerts of his new centre and concert hall in Estonia.
Outside of traditional classical, Anne has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including jazz icons Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis; pop-era act, Il Divo; and singer, Michael Bolton. She has been featured in profiles or performances on The Tonight Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS’s “The Good Wife,” MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and has curated “Living American” on Sirius XM Radio’s Symphony Hall.
Anne performs on the Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, dated 1741, considered by many to be the finest sounding violin in existence. Please visit anneakikomeyers.com for more.