Highly regarded as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player and teacher, Roy’s chamber debut in Carnegie Hall was hailed as “marvelous” by the Epoch Times In addition to his role as concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, he is a founding
member of the Apollo Music Festival in Houston, Minnesota. Chamber music collaborations include performances with Mike Block and Wu Tong of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and violinists Tobias Steymans, concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and Robert Hanford, concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Festival appearances include the Round Top Festival and performances with Opera Italiana with musicians of the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Central Park Summer Concerts, among others.
Meyer has appeared as soloist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Wartburg Community
Symphony Orchestra, and Indiana State University Orchestra. He has served as the
concertmaster of Illinois Symphony Orchestra since 2015 and continues to perform with the
Sarasota Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic.
A dedicated educator, Meyer has led master classes at the Apollo Music Festival, the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Virginia Tech, SUNY New Paltz, Indiana State University, and
the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and served as a member
of the faculty at the Illinois Chamber Music Festival in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2018, he served
as the visiting professor of violin at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Roy Meyer began violin studies at 4 years old with Kyoko Fuller and earned his Bachelor of
Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters of Music from the University of
South Florida in Tampa, and pursued a certificate at New York University. His primary teachers
include David Perry, Carolyn Stuart, Gregory Fulkerson, Naoko Tanaka, and Laurie Hamilton.
When not on stage, Roy enjoys following sports, traveling, and hiking.