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Anne Akiko Meyers

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Anne Akiko Meyers press reviews

“For the Sinfonia Concertante, the TSO paired up showy American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers with its own principal viola, Teng Li...who proved to be a perfect mate for Meyers‘ extroverted reading of this already extroverted piece. It was an energizing way to cap an energy-filled evening of first-rate music-making.“   - Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Jane Glover, Toronto Symphony, The Toronto Star, January 20, 2010

"She played Mozart's Third Violin concerto, infusing it with rare musicality and charm....Making this performance particularly memorable was the fact that Friday‘s performance was the premiere of cadenzas that Meyers had commissioned jazz great Wynton Marsalis to write for her...they worked wonderfully."   - Mozart Concerto No.3, Utah Symphony with David Lockington, Deseret News, August 3, 2009

“She played with an unfailingly sweet tone, molding her phrases like a singer...If anyone needed reminding that Ms. Meyers is a performer of substance and skill, here was the proof. Her feathery lines wafted upward on Mr. Eguchi's tremulous zephyrs during the opening bars, then the two emphatically drove through a fleet, clean finale.“   - "Smile" CD Release performance, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The New York Times, February 5, 2009

“A stunning recital that suggests a surprising new legitimacy to the crossover concept.“   - "Smile" on Koch Records, Laurence Vittes for Audiophile Audition, January 27, 2009

“A compelling balance of glamour and gravity...Meyers has all the technique and feel to sing like the bird Messiaen envisioned.“   - "Smile" on Koch Records, The New Jersey Star-Ledger, January 26, 2009

"So, for musical theatricality, it was Barber‘s Violin Concerto in the hands of soloist Anne Akiko Meyers that proved most memorable. Meyers plays the Royal Spanish Stradivarius violin, and her capacity to make this instrument speak was compelling. Such luxuriant richness of tone invested Barber with a rare profundity, while the moto perpetuo finale had a brilliance that convincingly carried its own dramatic logic."   - Barber Violin Concert, Andrew Litton, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Guardian, November 17, 2008