Bruno Meier was born in Switzerland and studied the flute with André Jaunet in Zurich, Marcel Moyse at Brattleboro (USA) and Peter-Lukas Graf at the Academy of Music in Basel, where he was awarded a concert diploma with distinction. He went on to work as a teacher and as principal flautist with a number of well-known chamber orchestras. His concert tours have taken him to Switzerland, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Russia (1982 and 1990) South Africa (2009) and Belarus (1996/7, 1999 , 2001 and 2003 ), where he has held masterclasses at the Minsk Academy of Music. In addition to his wide-ranging work as a practising musician, he has also been increasingly active in recent years as a musicologist, researching hitherto unknown works for the flute that he has then gone on to record. This aspect of his work has resulted in world première recordings of flute concertos by Josef Mysliveček, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Franz Krommer, Antonio Rosetti, Joseph Reicha, Friedrich Witt, Peter von Winter, Franz Anton Hoffmeister and Franz Lachner. Together with the Stamitz Quartet, he has recorded the nine flute quintets of Mozart’s contemporary Franz Krommer. His subsequent work with the Stamitz Quartet and the Prague Chamber Orchestra has been acclaimed all over the world. Meier’s wide-ranging repertory includes not only music by forgotten composers from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and mainstream works for the flute, but also embraces little-known pieces from the baroque to the present day. Bruno Meier plays a fourteen-carat gold flute by Verne Q. Powell.
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