aaron meyer Concert Rock Violinist

About

About

"Aaron is a one of a kind rock violinist. I so enjoyed having him perform with my band and write string parts for some of my tunes." - Art Alexakis, Everclear

Aaron Meyer Captivates Audiences worldwide with his electrifying stage presence

Audiences are truly mesmerized by Aaron's unique stage presence blended with awe-inspiring virtuosic performances. He immediately engages his fans, displaying an affinity for the violin in a seemingly effortless mastery of the instrument.

Pink Martini's original violinist creates his own unique style and brand

Aaron's cutting edge musical style was inspired by his worldwide travels. After performing as an original band member for the world-renowned band Pink Martini, he recorded on the album Sympathique (which sold a million copies worldwide), Aaron then refined his own brand of music.

Aaron blends original music with cutting-edge arrangements of timeless classics

His broad range of music includes everything from a dynamic rendition of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" to his exquisite versions of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," and the Beatles classic "Let it Be." Whenever he performs, he connects with audiences of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from all around the world.

"Aaron brings a unique and gorgeous voice to the violin. He has combined lyricism and amazing technique to become one of the best violinists around." - Phil Baker, Pink Martini

Notable performances - Ankgor Wat, Cambodia, Venice, Italy, Wheel of Fortune 

Aaron takes his violin everywhere and loves to share his music all over the world. Venues include performing Arts Centers, guest solo appearances with Symphony Orchestra's, music festivals, and luxury resorts and cruises, as well as National Anthems for the NBA and the NFL.

Aaron's most recent album features a spectacular re-make of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Aaron has released nine albums, including his latest, Hang On To Your Pants, featuring Aaron's 9-piece band performing instrumental versions of timeless classic rock tunes such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Carry On My Wayward Son," "Hotel California," "Sultan's of Swing," and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." "I really wanted to arrange these songs instrumentally for rock violin and my band", said Meyer. "The violin soars with these anthem melodies and these songs are classics, everyone knows and loves."

"Aaron's latest album, Hang To Your Pants is off the charts. He has done what no other violinist could do!!!" - Mark Shulman, drummer for Cher, Pink, and Foreigner

At five years old, Aaron's goal was to solo with the Philadelphia Symphony

Aaron played his first violin when he was five, and by the time he was 11 years old, he had soloed with the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra bringing audiences to their feet with his inspiring performance. Aaron studied the violin with his father, Julian Meyer, who taught the world-renowned violinist Sarah Chang. Aaron's training continued with Luis Biava,  associate conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and also at Indiana University with Yuval Yaron, a student of Jascha Heifetz.

About

Performance Highlights:

Recent Accomplishments, USA

  • Headline performer with Pink Martini & Art Alexakis (Everclear) at Revolution Hall, Portland, Oregon (February 2016)
  • Aaron Meyer Band featured with Oregon Ballet Theatre, 5 Concerts, Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon (October 2015)
  • National Anthem Performance for Portland Trailblazers & Seattle Seahawks (1998 - 2016)
  • Annual Holiday Concert Series (4 concerts) featuring the Aaron Meyer Band and special guests. 3,000 guests attend Aaron's self-produced series every December. First Congregational Church, Portland, Oregon
  • Headline Entertainment, Guide Dogs for the Blind Annual Gala & Charity Event, Napa Valley (2014) & San Francisco (2015)
  • Feature performance at The Russell, The largest Western Art Auction in the USA, Great Falls, MT (2015/2014)
  • Headline Entertainment, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaiian Islands (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Feature performer at the Virtuoso Travel Awards, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (2013)
  • Original band member and string arranger for Pink Martini

Accomplishments, International

  • New Year's Eve Concert in front of Angkor Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia for Aman Resorts (2015/2014)
  • Self produced music video in Venice, Italy (October 2015)
  • Feature performance at Aman Venice Hotel, Venice, Italy (October, 2015)
  • Feature performance at Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji Islands (April 2015)
  • Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise Line - Featured Solo Performer on numerous cruises (2013-2015)
  • Siam Hotel New Years Eve Gala, Bangkok, Thailand (2013)
  • Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle, New Year's Eve Gala, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2004)
  • Orphanages and schools throughout Southeast Asia including Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia where children have never seen or heard a real violin.

Symphony Performances, Guest Soloist

  • Philadelphia Orchestra, guest soloist at age 11
  • Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Thailand (2015 & 2013)
  • Bmedji Symphony Orchestra, MN (2012 & 2015)
  • Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, ND (2012-2015)
  • Hood River Sinfonietta, Oregon (2015)
  • Siletz Bay Music Festival Orchestra (2014)
  • Oregon Symphony Orchestra (2011& 2004)
"It was a thrill to work with Aaron Meyer and the Oregon Symphony. The audience and the musicians were extremely enthusiastic and enjoyed his performances immensely. Aaron's music is a refreshing new addition to the symphonic pops world." - Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor, Rochester, Oregon, Vancouver B.C., Dallas, & Seattle Symphony Orchestras.

Performed with other artists including:

  • Smokey Robinson
  • Katie Harmon, Miss America, 2002 
  • Aaron Neville
  • Art Alexakis & Everclear
  • Members of the band Journey

Television, Radio and Major sporting events

  • "Unfinished Journey: The Lewis and Clark Expedition", a 13-part public radio series aired nationwide on NPR radio.
  • National Anthem at the 1999 NBA Western Conference Finals
  • "Wheel of Fortune" television appearance for Oregon Wine Country Travel Package.

One-of-a-kind performance on stage for the Dalai Lama, May 2001

  • 10,000 people gathered at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon as Aaron performed on stage to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Aaron performed an original piece of music written for the Dalai Lama's visit to Portland along with pianist Michael Allen Harrison & Pink Martini's Phil Baker and Brian Davis.

Music Education and his inspiration for young people

Aaron's love for young people and education inspired him to create his unique music educational programs, which continually reach students worldwide. Each year, Aaron visits dozens of schools all over the Pacific Northwest and around the world, presenting assembly-style educational music programs, holding workshops and assisting in the creation of CDs of student-written songs. Aaron produced an educational CD entitled Practice Classical Violin and Play Like A Rock Star. This innovative tool works in conjunction with Suzuki Books 1 & 2 for Violin, and encourages young students to have fun when they practice. Aaron also conducts summer camps and workshops for youth on songwriting, recording, and studio production.

 

Aaron Meyer

CD Releases and Soundtracks:

  • (2015) Hang On To Your Pants, Aaron's unique instrumental arrangements of classic rock favorites "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Carry On My Wayward Son," & "Sultans of Swing."
  • (2014) Father & Son, classical duets recorded with Aaron's first violin teacher and father, Julian Meyer. The album features Aaron's band performing, "El Condor Pasa."
  • (2011) Two Sides To This Story, recording with band and full orchestra. Original music and arrangements featuring the songs "Kashmir" by Zeppelin and "You Only Live Twice" from the James Bond movie.
  • (2009) Do You Hear What I Hear?, holiday music
  • (2009) Warming Up, original music and arrangements including "Let It Be."
  • (2009) An Unforgettable Wedding, traditional and original wedding music.
  • (2008) The Journey... not the Destination, original music and arrangements featuring the songs "Comfortably Numb," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Eleanor Rigby."
  • (2008) The Holiday Spirit, holiday music
  • (2007) From The Beginning - Selection of classical songs from Aaron's youth.

All of Aaron's music is available on iTunes, CD Baby, and aaronmeyer.com

Aaron and his wife Renee, owner and founder of Unforgettable Honeymoons   enjoy living in beautiful Portland Oregon with their three dogs,  Bootsie, Bernice and Tierney.   Aaron and Renee have a passion for traveling, as well as supporting some of their favorite foundations and charities such as Transitional Youth and  Guide dogs for the blind.