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Edgar Meyer

FESTIVAL CONCERTS 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6 

"The most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument."
The New Yorker

In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. His unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience.

As well as being a solo classical bassist, he moves freely between genres, with regular collaborators for performances and recordings including Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, banjoist Béla Fleck and tabla player Zakir Hussain, fiddler Mark O’Connor, and fellow MacArthur Award winner and mandolinist Chris Thile.

Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Double Bass at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music.