Violinist/violist/composer George Meyer is equally interested in classical music and fiddle playing, and the music he writes draws on both sources. He has performed his own compositions in a variety of settings, including Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo! Vail, the Savannah Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Telluride and RockyGrass Bluegrass Festivals, and the 92nd Street Y. He has been commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest, Katie Hyun with Astral Artists, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, and Bravo! Vail.

In early 2024, he announced a new violin/piano duo project, Upstream, with composer-pianist Will Healy; they co-compose their repertoire and will play full-length sets in NYC and Wisconsin in the summer. In February 2024, George and his father Edgar Meyer played three shows of their long-running duo project in CT, GA, and SC, featuring co-compositions, originals by each, and traditional fiddle tunes. George is also a member of the Toomai String Quintet, with which he plays a variety of Latin American traditions.

Highlights of 2022 and 2023 included performances in 21 cities with Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer. George’s piece for solo string quartet with string orchestra, Concerto Grosso, featured George as a soloist alongside Stella Chen, Emma Frucht, and Gabriel Cabezas in the New York Classical Players’ 2022 season-opening concerts. His arrangement of a traditional bluegrass gospel song (as performed by Tim O’Brien) for the Aizuri Quartet featured in their opening sets for five Wilco shows at the United Palace in New York City.

His violin teachers have included Naoko Tanaka, Laurie Smukler, Stephen Miahky, Lucy Chapman, Jennifer Frautschi, Carolyn Huebl, and Carol Smith. He holds degrees from Harvard College and the Juilliard School, and he is on faculty at the Juilliard School Extension Division and the Charles Ives Music Festival. He is from Nashville, TN.