The violinist takes up a new role at her alma mater

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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is among the intake of four new trustees at the Juilliard School. She joins fellow alum, jazz musician Jon Batiste, as well new vice chairs entrepreneur Julie Choi and actor Laura Linney, who are both current board members.

’It is so inspiring to see these extraordinary Juilliard graduates take on new responsibilities at the school,’ said president Damian Woetzel, ’These four alums have each achieved exceptionally in their respective fields and are deeply committed to Juilliard and the students of today… extraordinary alumni musicians Jon Batiste and Anne Akiko Meyers are both luminous artists and powerful role models. We are all looking forward to deepening our work with them in furthering the mission of the school.’

A prolific recording artist with more than 40 recordings, as well as a champion of living composers, Meyers recently premiered and performed Fandango by Arturo Márquez with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, and the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. She also performed Michael Daugherty’s Blue Electra at the Kennedy Center with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Meyers grew up in Southern California, where she and her mother traveled eight hours roundtrip from the Mojave Desert to Pasadena for lessons with Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She continued her studies with Josef Gingold at Indiana University and moved to New York at age 14 to study with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir, and Masao Kawasaki at Juilliard. Among her awards are an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Distinguished Alumna Award from Colburn. She became a member of the Juilliard board in 2022.

Meyers plays on the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesù violin.

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