Edgar Meyer

Double Bass

Appears on: As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia

Aptly described by The New Yorker as "the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument," double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer is at home in a broad spectrum of musical styles. A MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner, he is eminently at home within classical music, both performing traditional works and also his significant catalog of original solo, chamber, and orchestral pieces. His 30-year relationship with Yo-Yo Ma has yielded seven recordings together, and his upcoming projects include a duo recording with jazz bassist Christian Mc.Bride and a recording of all four of his concertos with the Knights and the Scottish Ensemble, produced by Chis Thile.