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Please press the play button above to hear the recorded interview, which was recently broadcast on KMFA 89.5.

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is a former resident of Austin and internationally renowned for her impassioned music-making, technical brilliance, and compelling stage presence. She is the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist, and for her 35th album, she commissioned the late Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara to write a piece for her. The resulting work, his Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra, is believed to be his last completed piece.

Anne Akiko Meyers joined Chris Johnson on Rideshare this week to talk about the new piece and her new album, "Fantasia."