Hailed as an “outstanding young musician” by The Boston Globe, Robert Meyer has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States and abroad. While violist of the acclaimed Arianna Quartet, he collaborated with members of the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Vermeer Quartets, and was featured on the cover of Chamber Music Magazine. During his five-year tenure with the quartet, they toured extensively throughout North America (including performances of the complete Beethoven string quartets) and recorded works by Ravel and Mendelssohn.
A proponent of new music, Robert was a founding member of the New Fromm Players, a contemporary music ensemble in residence at the Tanglewood Music Center. He has performed major chamber works by many of today’s great composers, including Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, George Benjamin, Gabriela Frank, and Lukas Foss, often collaborating with the composers.
In recent years, Mr. Meyer has been a guest artist with many chamber music series and festivals, including Strings in the Mountains, Camerata San Antonio, and the Chelsea Music Festival.
As a teacher, Mr. Meyer previously held the position of Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and more recently taught viola and chamber music at the University of Connecticut. He has also given masterclasses at universities and music festivals throughout the United States and Canada, and presented lectures on the art of chamber music performance.
Robert began viola lessons in the public school strings program of New Rochelle, New York, and continued his studies in high school at the Manhattan School of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, and Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His primary teachers were Yizhak Schotten, Wayne Brooks, and Karen Ritscher.