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    Sentimental Work: Anne Akiko Meyers on traditional Japanese songs


    A brace of traditional songs from Japan bring back fond memories and inspire a wealth of interpretations for the American violinist

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    Anne Akiko Meyers plays the Star-Spangled Banner


    In this video from WQXR, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – a recent Strad cover star –  performs her own arrangement of the US national anthem on the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’

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    From the archive: the 1697 'Molitor' Stradivarius


    This article by Philip Kass was first published in the December 2010 issue, soon after the instrument had been sold to Anne Akiko Meyers for a then-record $3.6m

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    Anne Akiko Meyers on playing the 'Vieuxtemps' Guarneri 'Del Gesù'


    The US violinist, who has been loaned in perpetuity what is currently the world’s most expensive instrument, discusses its tone quality and projection

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    The Strad June 2018 issue is out now


    Examining the world’s most expensive violin, the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’, plus Anne Akiko Meyers discusses playing it

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    The ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’


    Currently the world’s most expensive violin, the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ is in a remarkable state of preservation, considering it has been in use for most of its life. In this extract from the first of a two-part article, Terry Borman introduces the instrument’s most celebrated owner

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    Anne Akiko Meyers: Fantasia


    The Strad Issue: December 2017 Description: Opulent performances of violin works spanning a hundred years Musicians: Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra/Kristjan Järvi Works: RAUTAVAARA Fantasia; SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto no.1 op.35; RAVEL Tzigane Catalogue Number: AVIE AV 2385 As little as a decade ago, ...

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    Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performs with broken foot


    Anne Akiko Meyers suffered a fall on Friday while walking with her children, just a few hours before she was due to give her second of three performances of Mason Bates’s Violin Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The violinist, who believed ...

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    Anne Akiko Meyers talks about her violins


    You're installing your personality into this piece of wood, which is still very much alive' Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers talks about her Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesù instruments as part of a CBS news report on violin making. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital ...

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    Anne Akiko Meyers on playing the Guarneri 'del Gesù' 'Vieuxtemps' violin, c.1741


    'The sound projection, warmth, richness, range of colour and responsiveness are extraordinary. There is not one crack in it. It's as if it just left the maker's bench' Anne Akiko Meyers talks about playing the Guarneri 'del Gesù' 'Vieuxtemps' violin, c.1741, which has been loaned to ...