Anne Akiko Meyers, violinist
Anne Akiko Meyers. Photo by David Zentz download

New American Works: Anne Akiko Meyers

Adam Schoenberg: Orchard in Fog, for violin and orchestra
World Premiere: February 10, 2018 with the San Diego Symphony, Sameer Patel, conductor

WATCH the premiere on The Violin Channel (starts at 23:08).

“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.” 

Marcus Overton, The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 11, 2018

Mason Bates: Concerto for violin and orchestra
World Premiere: December 7, 2012 with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Anne Akiko Meyers performs the Mason Bates Violin Concerto with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

 

“The formidable solo part called on Meyers to fling handfuls of darting, flickering notes in more or less perpetual motion over a wired orchestra given to punching out down-and-dirty rhythms… The music is cannily tailored to Meyers‘ musical personality, and it put to the test her ability to draw floods of sweet tone and shape the quasi-bluesy and jazzy riffs from her priceless fiddle. She passed the test splendidly.“  

John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2014

Michael Daugherty: The Mystery of Flight for violin and orchestra
To be premiered in Spring 2021
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Inspired by Amelia Earhart’s pioneering spirit and personal writings, Michael Daugherty’s The Mystery of Flight for violin and orchestra will reflect upon the colorful life and adventures of one of America’s most intriguing female historical figures.

Julia Adolphe: Concerto for violin and orchestra
To be premiered in the 2021/2022 season.
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