Anne Akiko Meyers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A superstar of the violin world, Anne Akiko Meyers presents an evening featuring repertoire works by Ravel and Beethoven as well as new pieces by Jakub Ciupinski and Morten Lauridsen. Pianist Akira Eguchi will accompany.

Known for her purity of sound as much as for her innovative programming and commitment to commissioning new works, Meyers has maintained an active performing schedule for the past three decades since being discovered as a child prodigy at the age of 7. The top-selling classical instrumental soloist in 2014, she has released more than 34 albums and has performed with many of the top orchestras in the world. For this performance, Meyers will mix repertoire works by Ravel, Beethoven, and Arvo Pärt with performances of O Magnum Mysterium, by composer Morten Lauridsen, and Jakub Ciupinski’s Wreck of the Umbria, both written for her.

Anne Akiko Meyers performs on the 1741 “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesu, considered to be one of the finest violins in the world due to its powerfully luxuriant sound and mint state of preservation.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
  • Arvo Pärt
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara
    Fantasia (NY Premiere)
  • Maurice Ravel
  • Morten Lauridsen
    O Magnum Mysterium (NY Premiere)
  • Jakub Ciupinski
    Wreck of the Umbria
Argeo Ascani
Anne Akiko Meyers
Concert Hall
April 18, 2017, 8PM

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.