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Guest Artists

Edgar Meyer
Multi Grammy-award winning solo bassist Edgar Meyer has carved a niche in the music world unlike any other. As a soloist he has appeared with the Los Angeles and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestras, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Boston, Nashville and Toronto Symphony Orchestras and the Scottish Ensemble. He has also made several landmark recordings including the Bottesini and Meyer concertos with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff, the Bach unaccompanied suites for cello on the bass, and other recordings in a variety of musical genres with Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck and Joshua Bell. As a composer Edgar Meyer has written three concertos for solo bass and orchestra. His music has been premiered and recorded by Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Hilary Hahn, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Emerson String Quartet. He has also been highly sought after in numerous collaborations with artists including mandolinist Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall and Amy Dorfman, among others. Edgar Meyer studied the bass at the age of five with his father and was later mentored by Stuart Sankey. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the first and only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize.  His uniqueness in his field was further recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002. Edgar Meyer also teaches bass at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.