"Mitzi Meyerson was born into a musical family in Chicago, where she began her concert career at the age of seven. After completing her university and graduate studies in Chicago and Oberlin, she moved to London to co-found the ensemble Trio Sonnerie (with Monica Huggett and Sarah Cunningham), with whom she performed and recorded extensively.
Ms. Meyerson has released over fifty recordings, among them solo albums of Buxtehude, Duphly, the complete works of Forqueray and JKF Fischer, all to excellent critical acclaim. This last, entitled "Musicalischer Parnassus" (MDG), won the Diapason d'Or. Her recent releases include two double-CD sets of Georg Böhm and CB Balbastre (Glossa); both productions were awarded the prestigious Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik prize for the best recordings of the year on an international level. She also released a solo recital of mixed repertoire for the Musik Instrumenten Museum in Berlin, four complete Ordres from the 4th Book of Francois Couperin (Glossa), and a collaboration with Nigel Kennedy and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (EMI). She is currently preparing another double-CD set of Theofilo Muffat for the Glossa label.
In addition to her solo work, Mitzi Meyerson is the founder of "The Bottom Line", a variable ensemble devoted to repertoire for bass and continuo instruments, which appears in major festivals across Europe. The most popular form of "The Bottom Line" is the Berliner Cembalo Ensemble, a group of three to five harpsichords, which has a continually growing repertoire. She is full Professor of Harpsichord at the Universität der Künste in Berlin; this was the very first university to offer the study of the harpsichord, a position created especially for Wanda Landowska. She specializes in working with modern pianists to obtain a baroque-style perspective in the performance of Bach, developing an awareness of articulation, harmonic structure, and many other aspects.
Mitzi Meyerson divides her time between a busy teaching schedule and many concert engagements throughout the world. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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