Fernandina Beach, FL – Anne Akiko Meyers, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, will perform works of Beethoven, Debussy, Piazolla, Bernstein and others at a very special concert on February 17 as part of the sixteenth season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. This 7:30 PM performance will be held at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Tickets for this and other upcoming concerts are available at www.aicmf.com or by calling 904-261-1779.

An Amelia Island favorite, Anne Akiko Meyers is renowned for her passionate performances, purity of sound and deeply poetic interpretations. The New York Times has written: “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.”
Ms Meyers has maintained an extensive touring schedule for nearly 30 years, regularly performing in recital and as guest soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras. She also is a best-selling recording artist, having released 32 albums. In 2014, she was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist on Billboard charts.

She performs on the ‘Ex-Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesu violin, dated 1741, which was award to her on a lifetime loan. One of the most important violins ever made by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, it belonged to Belgian violinist, Henri Vieuxtemps in the nineteenth century and is considered to be one of finest violins in existence for its powerfully luxuriant sound and mint state of preservation.

Ms Meyers also has collaborated with a diverse array of artists outside of traditional classical music, including jazz icons Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis, avant-garde musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, Il Divo and singer Michael Bolton.

Joining Ms Meyers will be pianist Wendy Chen and Christopher Rex, principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Festival’s general and artistic director.

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival will continue on March 5 with a performance by American banjo superstars Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, followed by March 12 concert featuring the Christiania Trio. The Festival will continue through April with eight more memorable performances, four of which will be free. Complete information and tickets for all of these concerts are available at www.aicmf.com.

About the AICMF
Now in its sixteenth season, The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is nationally recognized as one of the foremost music events of its kind. The Festival is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.