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Anne Akiko Meyers premieres Adam Schoenberg's Violin Concerto with San Diego Symphony

Meyers triumphs in Schoenberg concerto, but San Diego Symphony orchestra fizzles in Sibelius’ Fifth

by Marcus Overton The San Diego Union-Tribune

February 11, 2018

“Meyers’ playing is what it always has been: a national treasure… …Above all, she is a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind of expressive color. Whether within a phrase or on just a single note, she can change tone color in a micro-second from smooth grain to rough, from dark to radiant, from thoughtful to assertive. And she can, like magic, bring new work to vibrant life.”

Anne Akiko Meyers premieres Einojuhani Rautavaara with Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Symphony shines in a world premiere

by Libby Hanssen Kansas City Star

March 25, 2017

“The extended, steady voice of Meyers’ violin, with a burgundy tone and soulful expression, floated over the sighing, undulating texture of the orchestra. The yearning inherent in the ascending line turned more agitated at the midpoint, and though the orchestra restored the meditative tone for a while, the work’s underlying imperative was revealed in Meyers’ last ascending statement.”

CD Review: American Masters

CD Review: American Masters

Chicago Tribune

October 14, 2014

“It’s an exhilarating piece other virtuoso fiddlers will want to take up, although none are likely to make it sizzle more than Meyers. She performs Barber’s lushly neo-romantic concerto and Corigliano’s tender little cradle piece (written to herald the birth of her daughter) with comparable panache…Highly recommended.”

Anne Akiko Meyers performs Bates concerto with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Slatkin and CSO pack the house for a successful (and rare) American program

by Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review

April 18, 2014

“Meyers performed with a sweet tone, fitfully overdoing the vibrato, and made much out of the main lyrical theme that later morphs into full silver-screen luxuriance. She also brought daunting fire and intensity to the virtuosic closing section, which provided the requisite fireworks, garnering an instantaneous standing ovation by the audience.”