Edgar Meyer is an innovative composer and vibrant performer in a variety of genres from classical to bluegrass * Virtuosity and musicianship inspired one critic to call him, "quite simply, the best bassist alive" * Has composed pieces for violinist Hilary Hahn, the Emerson String Quartet, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, among others * Winner of Grammy award (Best Classical Crossover Album) for Appalachian Journey, with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O’Connor
Looking Ahead: The composer joins violinist Joshua Bell on the double bass in performances of his Double concerto with the Nashville Symphony (May 30) and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (June 5).
“Most of the music I’ve become interested in is hybrid in its origins…Classical music, of course, is unbelievably hybrid. Jazz is an obvious amalgam. Bluegrass comes from eighteenth-century Scottish and Irish folk music that made contact with the blues. By exploring music, you’re exploring everything.” – Edgar Meyer