The Shedd Institute is extremely pleased to welcome double-bassist Edgar Meyer back to the Jaqua Concert Hall in solo recital. His classically-focused program will include 3 of Johan Sebastian Bach's six Unaccompanied Suites for Cello.
The Shedd Institute and the University of Oregon School of Music Bass Studio are pleased to co-sponsor a Master Class with Mr. Meyer the evening before the concert, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm at The Shedd featuring work by 3 to 4 juried bassists with comments by Mr. Meyer. For more information, follow the link below right.
In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “...the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff featuring Bottesini’s Gran Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer’s own Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No. 2, and Meyer’s own Concerto in D for Bass. He has also recorded an album featuring three of Bach’s Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. In 2006, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and recorded all of the music, incorporating piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony/BMG released a compilation of The Best of Edgar Meyer. In 2011 Mr. Meyer joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording The Goat Rodeo Sessions which was awarded the 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Folk Album.
Mr. Meyer is a frequent guest artist at Portland's Chamber Music Northwest. This will be his 4th appearance at The Shedd, having previously appeared in accompanied solo recital and with, on separate occasions mandolinists Mike Marshall and Chris Thile.