Stephen Meyer – violin
Belgian-American violinist Stephen Meyer has been assistant principal second violin of the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie/Koninklijke Muntschouwberg opera in Brussels since 2007. In 2005, he graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in the United States, where he received a Bachelor of Arts with special honors in music and in French literature. During his third year at Yale, he had the opportunity to study in Paris, where he worked with Oliver Charlier at the Paris Conservatoire in addition to studying French literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm.
After his time at Yale, he returned to Paris, obtaining the Diplôme d’Etudes Musiales Supérieures at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris-CNR and studying with Roland Daugareil and the Quatuor Ysayë. He also studied at the Schola Cantorum with Jean Lénert.
After many years as a classical violinist, Mr. Meyer decided to explore a different kind of music: tango. In 2014, he began a master’s degree in tango at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (Codarts), where he works with reknowned musicians such as Gustavo Beytelmann and Leo Vervelde, amongst others. He will complete his degree in June 2016. Mr. Meyer now performs in many tango groups, including the Den Haag-based trio Tango por Tres, Orquesta tipica Belgica, and Orquesta tipica de Rotterdam integrada por Alumnos (OTRA).
Mr. Meyer owns a 1916 Carl Becker violin and a 1920 Eugène Sartory bow.