Violin Virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers Heads to EMPAC [Berkshire on Stage]

April 17th, 2017, 11:11 am by Greg

On Tuesday (April 18), violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers will perform in the Concert Hall at EMPAC at RPI in Troy, accompanied by pianist Akira Eguchi. The concert begins at 8pm.

Meyers will mix repertoire works by Ravel, Beethoven and Arvo Pärt with performances of “O Magnum Mysterium” by composer Morten Lauridsen, Jakub Ciupinski’s “Wreck of the Umbria” and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s “Fantasia,” all three written for her. The performance of the Lauridsen and the Rautavaara will each be New York premieres.

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A superstar of the violin world, 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.

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