Sabine Meyer is one of the world’s most renowned instrumental soloists. Born in Crailsheim, she studied with Otto Hermann in Stuttgart and Hans Deinzer in Hanover, before becoming a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Having been principal clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, she pursued a career as a soloist.
Sabine Meyer has appeared with more than 300 orchestras internationally. She has given guest performances with all the top-level orchestras in Germany, as well as with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Berlin Philharmonic and the radio orchestras of Vienna, Basel, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest.
Sabine Meyer was artist in residence at the 2018 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, where she gave 19 concerts showing all the facets of artistry, including traditional chamber music, workshops, special projects and appearances as a soloist.
She is particularly interested in chamber music and her partners include Juliane Banse, Martin Helmchen, Daniel Hope, Christiane Karg and Nils Mönkemeyer, as well as the Armida, Modigliani and Schumann Quartets. In 1983 she founded the Trio di Clarone with her husband Reiner Wehle and brother Wolfgang Meyer, performing a diverse repertoire. Her latest chamber music project features the saxophone quintet Alliage.
Sabine Meyer is a prominent champion of contemporary music and works by Jean Françaix, Edison Denissov, Toshio Hosokawa, Niccolò Castiglioni, Manfred Trojahn, Aribert Reimann and Péter Eötvös have been written for her. In 2015 she gave the world premiere of Márton Illés’s Concerto at the Lucerne Festival.
Sabine Meyer has made numerous recordings for EMI Classics (now Warner Classics), as well as for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and CAvi-music. She has won eight Echo Klassik Awards, is a member of the Academy of Arts in Hamburg and in 2010 was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Sabine Meyer was appointed a professor at the Music University in Lübeck in 1993.