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Edgar Meyer

 b. 1960Photo credit: Michael Wilson

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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

Works by Edgar Meyer include:
Concerto for Double Bass in D (1993)
Concerto No.2 for Double Bass & Orchestra in B (2003)
Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E (2011)
Triple Concerto (2006) for bass, banjo, tabla, and orchestra
Violin Concerto (1999)

Edgar Meyer is represented as a double bassist by Dean Shultz and in Europe by Bridget Canniere, both of IMG Artists.

Also visit Edgar Meyer’s website at www.edgarmeyer.com.


“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

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