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Anne Akiko Meyers performs at Coral Gables Congregational Church / South Florida Classical Review

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The violinist Anne Akiko Meyers brought a ravishing tone, a legendary violin and a quirky choice of compositions to a recital Thursday in the beautiful, colonnaded hall of Coral Gables Congregational Church.

Before performing the first work on the program, a Mozart sonata written in 1781, she informed the audience that the violin in her hands had been constructed 40 years before the composition of the sonata. That presumably meant she was performing on a 1741 Guarneri del Gesu that once belonged to the Belgian virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps. The instrument was on loan to her from an anonymous buyer who paid a reported $16 million for it last year, the highest amount ever paid for a violin. READ THE FULL South Florida Classical Review ARTICLE.