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Talking Music: Edgar Meyer


Apr 15 2016


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Talking Music - A Conversation with Edgar Meyer

Talking Music

A Conversation with Edgar Meyer

Acclaimed bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, praised by The New Yorker as “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” arrives in Durham to perform his String Quintet, encompassing bluegrass, jazz, and classical styles, as featured guest with Duke’s Ciompi Quartet on their 50th Anniversary concert. The day prior, Duke’s Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Michael Schoenfeld, a former colleague of Meyer’s at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, chats with Meyer on his music and wide-ranging career.

A part of Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writers, Archivists, and Artists, co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. This installment in the series is also co-sponsored by the Ciompi Quartet.


Edgar Meyer

Curtis Institute of Music

Edgar Meyer began studying bass at the age of five. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. As a solo classical bassist, Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted…...

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Michael Schoenfeld

Duke University

Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vice President of Duke's Public Affairs and Government Relations, oversees communications and advocacy for the university and medical center, the university’s Washington, DC, center, and serves as Duke’s chief spokesperson. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Sanford School of Public Policy, where he teaches a course…...

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