Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers first gained national prominence at age 11 when she twice performed on 'The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson. She regularly performs with the preeminent orchestras throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. She has premiered new works by John Corigliano, Jennifer Higdon, Arvo Pärt and Joseph Schwantner.
The name of the piece is "Mirror in Mirror." It's a seven minute work by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers says it feels like she's taking a long and satisfying journey every time she plays it.
"Spiritual" is a term that is often heard in discussions and reactions to Arvo Pärt's music. When musicians from Estonia are asked if there's something especially "Estonian" about Arvo Pärt's music, they most often say, "No."
There's more information on the Estonian composer on his website at www.arvopart.info.
To get to know violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, visit her website at www. anneakikomeyers.com.
The music heard here is "Spiegel im Spiegel" (Mirror in Mirror) by Arvo Pärt (Koch 7762).