Edgar is coming to town June 9 – Please save the date!
Oak Ridge’s own Edgar Meyer, the world-renown bassist and composer, is a surprise (and welcome!) addition to ORCMA’s season: 7:30 PM Thursday June 9th at First United Methodist Church. He will be joined by his violinist son George in a program of original and traditional works.
Edgar joined with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor on the disc Appalachia Waltz, topping the U.S. pop charts for 16 weeks, a collaboration that later earned a Grammy Award. His Goat Rodeo Sessions were performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Tanglewood. He also collaborates regularly with Joshua Bell, Béla Fleck;, Sam Bush, Emanuel Ax, Chris Thile, and Mike Marshall.
George Meyer, 23, plays the violin and writes music. He has performed his own compositions at Chamber Music Northwest, the Telluride and RockyGrass Bluegrass Festivals, and the Savannah Music Festival. In 2016, Ensemble Quodlibet premiered his Concerto Grosso, scored for string orchestra with solo string quartet, in New York City. Meyer's other performance appearances include the Rome Chamber Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival. He has appeared with his father Edgar Meyer, and with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Mike Marshall.
His violin teachers have included Stephen Miahky, Lucy Chapman, Jennifer Frautschi, Naoko Tanaka, Carolyn Huebl, and Carol Smith. He graduated from Harvard in 2015 with a degree in English. In the fall of 2016, he will begin a master's degree in violin at Juilliard, where he will study with Laurie Smukler and Naoko Tanaka.