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Ranaan Meyer

Guest Artist, Strings
ranaanm@umich.edu

Ranaan Meyer is a musical force that is quickly being recognized throughout the music world for his many projects, including his compositions and double bass work with the electrifying string trio, Time for Three. In addition to being a talented composer and double bass player, Meyer is also actively involved in education programs across the country, and is frequently called upon to solo with orchestras. As a composer and performer, Meyer has a rare versatility, and in addition to his classical work, he is an accomplished jazz musician, who has performed with the likes of Branford Marsalis, Jane Monheit, and many more.

Meyer began studying music at the age of 4, soon graduating from piano to cello and then double bass. In 2003, Meyer graduated from the acclaimed Curtis Institute of Music. During his time at the Curtis Institute, he began working with Zach DePue and Nick Kendall forming the string trio Time for Three. Their music, which proved to be a wildly popular mix of classical, country western, pop, gypsy, and jazz, soon launched their careers as successful musicians, and they continue to collaborate, tour, and record together releasing albums on the record label eOne.

Through all of Meyer's teaching experience he found himself compelled to begin two camps of his own. He launched Wabass Institute in Wabash, Indiana: A Double Bass Camp formed in June 2008. Wabass teachers include Hal Robinson (principle bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra/bass teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music) and Eric Larson (Houston Symphony double bassist). The camp is free of tuition to the 9 elite double bass students that are accepted every year. The other camp is called Wabass Workshop which is held at the Curtis Institute of Music where Meyer collaborates with Joe Conyers (assistant principle cassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra).

Meyer performs regularly with his mother Norma Meyer whom is a pianist. Additionally, he is regularly commissioned to compose for solo bass, bass and piano, and other ensembles.


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