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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 lecturer (University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland) and as principal flautist with a number of well-known chamber orchestras.

His concert tours as a soloist and chamber musician have taken him to Switzerland, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Russia (1982 and 1990), Southafrica and Namibia (2009), Belarus (1996,1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004) , where he has held masterclasses at the Minsk Academy of Music.

In the wake of numerous gramophone and radio recordings he has worked increasingly in the studio. 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. But Meier's wide-ranging repertory includes not only music by forgotten composers from the 18th and early 19th centuries and mainstream works for the flute, it also embraces little-known pieces from the Baroque to the present day (i.a. Premieres).

Numerous CDs have been issued on NAXOS, ORFEO, KOCH-SCHWANN (UNIVERSAL), VMS, PAN CLASSICS, EX LIBRIS, and have received praise from critics.

Bruno Meier plays a 14-carat gold flute by Verne Q. Powell (Boston/USA).