Roy Meyer Violin I - Concertmaster
Sponsored by Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D.
Highly regarded as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Roy Meyer’s recent Carnegie Hall debut was hailed as “marvelous.”
In addition to his role as violinist with the Griffon Quartet, he is a founding member of the Apollo Music Festival in Houston, Minnesota. Chamber music collaborations include performances with Mike Block and Wu Tang of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and violinists Tobias Speymans, concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and Robert Hanford, concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Festival appearances include the Round Top Festival and performances of Opera Italiana with musicians of the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Central Park Summer Concerts, among others.
Meyer has appeared as soloist with the Illinois Symphony, Wartberg Community Symphony Orchestra, and Indiana State University Orchestra. He has served as concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra since 2015 and continues to perform with the Sarasota Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic.
A dedicated educator, Meyer has led master classes at the Apollo Music Festival, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Virginia Tech, SUNY New Paltz, Indiana State University, the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and served as a member of the faculty at the Illinois Chamber Music Festival in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2018, he served as visiting professor of violin at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Media appearances include WORT Radio, WBDK Radio, Green Bay’s CBS Local 5 TV and film credits include Amazon Prime’s “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Roy Meyer began violin studies at 4 years old and earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters of Music from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a Certificate in Advanced String Studies at New York University. His primary teachers include David Perry, Carolyn Stuart, Gregory Fulkerson, Naoko Tanaka, and Laurie Hamilton.
When not on stage, Roy enjoys following baseball, traveling, and hiking.