Meyers was stunning…she and the orchestra made the whole piece sound easy, with the result that listeners were able to crawl inside the music in a manner that, even in a lifetime of listening, was at once rare and exceptional. The place went wild, to put it mildly…
CLASSICAL VOICE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most adventurous soloists on the international scene today.
Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari.
There is an old-world glamour to Ms. Akiko Meyers’s playing, with her high-gloss, singing sound and her liberal use of sighing slides from one note to another….in the most hazardous tempo changes and transitions their interaction was impressively relaxed.
A no-nonsense account…she vividly portrays the varying moods in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with playing that is quite remarkable in its dexterity and technical brilliance.
THE STRAD MAGAZINE
it simply has very rarely had such a combination of soaring songfulness and sheer instrumental power.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE
FOUR SEASONS: THE VIVALDI ALBUM
An artist as tuned to the gods as Anne Akiko Meyers, the master violinist…Maybe Meyers can make anything right. Maybe it is that simple.
Meyers is a powerful, charismatic musician….the performance wove a spell that took the audience to another sonic realm.
THE PLAIN DEALER
Meyers does not simply interpret music-she feels it, she becomes empowered by it and she expresses it. Meyers’ tone, inflection, technical skills and passion are mesmerizing. Her passionate play is creatively impulsive and truly does take you on a story-filled journey with each passage.
THE CITIZEN’S VOICE
Meyers is a passionate performer whose passion becomes an invitation to enter into the music and our own humanity more deeply.
OREGON’S MAIL TRIBUNE
She brought vivid imagination infusing the concerto with personality and stunning finesse, casting a spell from the outset.
THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
Meyers’ tone pierced the hall like a laser beam. Meyers possesses a tone so pure that it emerges just a few times in a generation.
Meyers was determined to coax everything from the orchestra that could possibly be coaxed. Her playing was inspired, technically perfect, impassioned and compelling.
UTRECHTS DAGBLAD -THE NETHERLANDS
The way she gave each note a tiny story en route was enchanting-a splendid, breathtaking performance.
A special gift from the moment she played the first note. She seduced us with her exquisite musical sensitivity and created continuous musical magic.
A thousand sensitive tones…Anne Akiko Meyers captivated her audience immediately with her finely spun tone, which was capable of marvelously subtle transformations.
Playing that flows from the heart
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Meyers seemed not only a consummate fiddler but also a whole bevy of singers, from a lush operatic soprano to a raw-throated honky-tonk belter.
SAN DIEGO READER
Can take a meandering train of thought and spin it out into a melody of exquisite beauty-this is playing of rare sensitivity.
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
She is not afraid to take risks-there seems to be no limit to the colors this violinist can draw from her instrument.
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Meyers was like an enchantress. And her violin seemed to conjure the forces of nature. Fire, water, wind and even stillness all were within the command of her bow.
DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Her playing captured the Puccini-like yearning and tenderness with the naturalness of a great singer and which brought at least one listener close to tears.
If the music business were able to special-order the prerequisite parts for a successful concert career, it could scarcely come up with something more satisfying than Anne Akiko Meyers. What Ms.Meyers wants from her instrument she seems to get.
THE NEW YORK TIMES