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Edgar Meyer enjoys an active career as both performer and composer. Mr. Meyer's technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His collaborations include performance and recording projects with numerous artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Béla Fleck, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, and the Emerson String Quartet. Mr. Meyer's newest recording, "The Goat Rodeo Session" with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Chris Thile, was released in 2011. As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer has released a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra featuring Bottesini's Gran Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer's Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesini's Bass Concerto No. 2, and Meyer's Concerto in D for Bass. Just prior to that, he released an album of three of Bach's Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. In the 2011-12 season he was composer in residence with the Alabama Symphony and premiered his third concerto for double bass. Mr. Meyer began studying bass at age five with his father and then continued with Stuart Sankey. His awards include multiple Grammys, the Avery Fisher prize, and a 2002 MacArthur Grant.

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