Monday, June 15, 2009

Anne Akiko Meyers Continues Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program Concert Series

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Coral Gables Congregational Church
Community Arts Program
2009 Summer Concert Series


Time and Date:
8 p.m., Thursday, June 18

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(directly across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$25-$40 in advance
(305) 448-7421, x 33

Impassioned performances, compelling music making and mastery of a broad and varied selection of music have made Anne Akiko Meyers one of today's most sought-after violinists. She burst into national prominence at age 11 when she twice performed on 'The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson and appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. By the time her debut disc of the Barber and Bruch violin concertos was released at age 18, she was recognized as one of the stars of her generation.

Ms. Meyers' extensive discography can be found on the Avie, BMG/Sony, Camerata, Hyperion, Naxos, RCA Victor Red Seal and RPO labels. In January of 2009, she released her highly anticipated new album, Smile, for Koch Records with pianist, Akira Eguchi. The disc features works by Charlie Chaplin, Michio Miyagi, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Schubert and Messiaen.

Ms. Meyers has been a regular guest at some of the most prestigious orchestras and venues including Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood, BBC Scottish Symphony, Boston Symphony, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, l'Orchestre de Paris, Moscow Philharmonic, National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and the Vienna Symphony. Recently, Ms. Meyers toured Japan, performing Akira Miyoshi's 'En Passant' and the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Japan Philharmonic at Suntory Hall and Bernstein's 'Serenade' at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo as part of his 90th birthday celebrations.

Ms. Meyers' numerous television credits include an A&E Network telecast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony, a PBS broadcast with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and an appearance on the "Emmy Awards Show". She was featured in a live global Internet broadcast with Keith Lockhart and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performed in front of some 750,000 people during Sydney's 250th Bicentennial celebrations, and has performed for dignitaries including the Emperor and Empress of Japan. She has also been featured in numerous print and television ads, including the Anne Klein "Women of Substance" fashion campaign, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Anne is joined by pianist Reiko Uchida, first-prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition and Zinetti International Competition. Ms. Uchida made her New York solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie's Weill Hall under the auspices of the Abby Whiteside Foundation. She holds an artist diploma from the Juilliard School, a bachelor degree from Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Claude Frank and Leon Fleisher, and a master degree from the Mannes College of Music, where her principal teacher was Edward Aldwell.

Anne Akiko Meyers studied with Alice and Eleanore Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and Felix Galimir, Masao Kawasaki and the late Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Meyers performs on the "Royal Spanish" Antonius Stradivarius violin, dated 1730, that once belonged to the King of Spain.

For the 2009 Summer Concert Series, it's an enchanting evening that includes music of Beethoven, Debussy, Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, Vernon Duke, George Gershwin and other pleasant surprises!

LOOKING AHEAD: Remaining 8 p.m. Thursday 2009 Summer Concert Series
events include the following:

JULY 2 TONY DESARE, jazz pianist and vocalistJULY 16 SHARON ISBIN, classical guitarist

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