By: Debra Krein
Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the greatest violinists of our time. (Not to mention, she's gorgeous!)
|Photograph by Andrew Eccles|
Speaking of her violin, Anne Akiko Meyers owns two pretty awesome Stradivarius violins. TWO!
For her performances, Anne Akiko Meyers plays on the Ex-Napoleon/Molitor Stradivarius violin - which is dated 1697. The Molitor Stradivarius violin is believed to have been originally owned by Napoleon Bonaparte (from there, it passed through the hands of numerous distinguished owners), and Anne bought this violin in 2010 for $3.6 million. When Anne Akiko Meyers bought the Molitor Stradivarius violin, it was the most expensive violin ever purchased... that is, until the Lady Blunt Stradivarius violin sold on June 21, 2011 for a whopping $16,000,000.
|The Ex-Napoleon / Molitor Stradivarius|
|Anne Akiko Meyers with the Royal Spanish Stradivarius violin|
Photograph by Anthony Parmelee
Check out our friend, Anne Akiko Meyers's website, where you will immediately be captivated by her rendition of Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune". (Trust me, it's amazing.)
A YouTube video of Anne Akiko Meyers and her Molitor Stradivarius on msnbc:
Anne Akiko Meyers writes a blog, tweets, has a facebook page, a youtube channel, a myspace, and helps raise money for special causes.
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