Ryan Meehan – Violin
Violinist Ryan Meehan has been hailed for his “remarkably polished and sophisticated playing” (Chicago Tribune) and noted for his “mature lyricism and disciplined artistry” (Sarasota Tribune). Ryan has performed across North America and Europe in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Wigmore Hall. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s “From the Top”, WFMT’s(Chicago) radio program “Introductions” and PBS’s “From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall”. As a soloist, Ryan has garnered top prizes in competitions including the Washington International Competition (also winner of the audience prize), ASTA National Solo Competition, Artists’ Series of Sarasota, Pasadena Showcase for the Arts Instrumental Competition and NFAA Young Arts. In January 2014, Ryan was the featured soloist in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Colburn Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has won grand prizes at the Coleman, Chesapeake, St. Paul and Rembrandt chamber music competitions, as well as top prizes from the ARD Munich, Hamburg and Fischoff competitions. He has collaborated with such esteemed musicians as Menahem Pressler, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Paul Watkins, Ronald Leonard and members of the Emerson, St. Lawrence and Ebène String Quartets. During his summers, Ryan has been a featured performer at the Aspen, Verbier, Music Academy of the West, Banff, Chautauqua and Eastern Music Festivals. He is a graduate of the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Robert Lipsett, Arnold Steinhardt, Almita Vamos, Roland Vamos and Amy Schwartz Moretti. In 2014, Ryan joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as an artist-in- residence and visiting assistant professor of music.