Meyers is a wonderful player. To be honest, though, I don’t know who I really came to see – her, or her violin.
She has a variety of venerable violins at her disposal, lent to her by philanthropists. Her latest acquisition, the one I believe she is playing this weekend, is a Guarneri del Gesu that was once owned by the 19th-century virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps. Her bio in the BPO program states that it is “considered by many to be the finest violin being performed on today.”