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Edgar Meyer and son George showcase musical kinship at USC

Abi Kralik

The renowned bassist and rising violinist prepare to take the stage at Johnson Hall on Saturday for a performance featuring a duo the father-son team wrote together and other selections of a not-quite-so-classical sort—including fiddle tunes.

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview that aired Thursday, February 15th, host Bradley Fuller speaks with seven-time Grammy-winning double bassist and MacArthur Fellow Edgar Meyer along with his son, violinist George Meyer.

With their skill as string instrumentalists, collaborative spirit, at-home comfort across multiple music genres, and other similar interests, the two have a kinship that is as musical as it is familial.

Edgar and George share about their careers and give insights into the duo for violin and double bass they co-wrote in 2019. Along with traditional fiddle tunes, the duo is one of several works the father-son pair will be performing on Saturday in Johnson Hall at the University of South Carolina.

More information about the performance can be found at this link: https://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=1402

The University of South Carolina School of Music is a financial supporter of South Carolina Public Radio.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.