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Edgar Meyer
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Edgar Meyer

Edgar Meyer is a prominent contemporary bassist. His styles include bluegrass, newgrass, jazz, and classical.

Meyer is noted for achieving virtuosity on an instrument usually neglected by exceptionally talented players. His skill has allowed him to perform difficult music originally composed for other instruments, as in his recordings of Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites. Meyer frequently records and performs with other outstanding artits, including (but not limited to): Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma (classical musicians), Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, and Mark O'Connor (bluegrass musicians)

Meyer has also composed a number of works that break the traditional mold of classical music, including two double bass concertos, a double concerto for bass and cello, and a violin concerto composed specifically for Hillary Hahn.

His collaborations have been nominated for, and awarded, several Grammys. In 2002, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.


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