Anne Akiko Meyers
born May 15, 1970, San Diego, California
Anne Akiko Meyers is an American concert violinist.
Described as a child prodigy after her debut with a local community orchestra at the age of 7, she subsequently performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, twice on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at age 11, the Emmy Award Show and the New York Philharmonic at age 12. When she was 16, Meyers signed with ICM Artists and began touring and recording. She recorded her first album in London at the Abbey Road Studios, featuring the Barber and Bruch Concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. After signing at RCA Red Seal contract at the age of 21, she recorded an extensive discography.
Bela Bartok – Roumanian Folk Dances Anne Akiko Meyers & Wendy Chen
Meyers has toured and collaborated with a number of symphony orchestras, Il Divo, Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis. Meyers tours with a 1730 Stradivarius violin called the Royal Spanish. She is also the owner of a 1697 Stradivarius called the Molitor, which is purported to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Meyers commissioned Mason Bates to write his first Violin Concerto. She makes the world premiere with Leonard Slatkin and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in December 2012.
Mason Bates – Violin Concerto Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Meyers was the top-selling classical instrumentalist of 2014 on Billboard’s traditional classical charts.
Saint-Saens – Rondo Capriccioso Keith Lockhart conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra